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Nino's Tuscany - Traditional Italian Food and Traditional American Pianist

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Nino's Tuscany - Traditional Italian Food and Traditional American Pianist

Reynold | Aug 28, 2009 06:39 PM

We went to this Italian restaurant on West 58th St. (between 6th and 7th Ave.) when we saw a special mentioned in the NY Times - lobster fra diavolo for up to 3 people, $45. For two people it was a delicious treat with generous-sized servings. Our appetizers, lamb meat balls ($10) and tripe alla fiorentina ($9), had intense flavor. The tripe was so good we ordered an extra one to take home. The service was friendly and attentive. (Note - photo shows 2 lamb meatballs; it comes with 4.)

The pianist, Irving Fields, plays on a beautiful baby grand, and is now 94 years old. He has had a lengthy career going back to the days 60 years ago when hotels, top restaurants, and ocean cruises all had pianists on staff. He is most enjoyable to listen to, takes requests, and is very friendly with the customers.

An experience not to be missed.

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