Ribalta is a big space in an area that’s definitely not short on restaurants, and yet it rarely ever has room for walk-ins. Probably because it’s a fun group dinner spot that’s convenient for everyone and not too expensive. The Neapolitan pizza is pretty good, there are a bunch of bottles of wine for around $40, and during the day, they project soccer matches on the wall.
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An alpha-dog hot spot that most people around town will passionately defend as the best of it’s kind, even though the service is cold and the food heavy handed and extravagant.
Minetta Tavern in Greenwich Village is home to some of the best steaks, chops, burgers, and overall feel good vibes that New York City has to offer.
Lupa is an ideal spot for that early-in-the-week dinner in Greenwich Village that you sort of want to cancel but can’t.
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Da Umberto is a classic old-school Italian joint, but without some of the shtick found in other Little Italy joints.
An absolute classic. It hardly gets better than L’Artusi, and that’s been the case for a long time.
Trapizzino is a casual Italian restaurant on the LES serving pizza dough pockets with a bunch of different fillings.
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The only thing that is keeping Rubriosa from being one of NYC’s classic Italian restaurants is time. Let’s eat vodka sauce pizza while we wait.
Sorbillo is an Italian restaurant in the East Village from the people behind the most famous pizza place in Naples.
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