Manhattan Italian restaurants

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    I've gotta travel to midtown Manhattan next month and was wondering if anyone knows of some good Italian restaurants?
     
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    Where midtown? 30's? 40's? 50's? East? West?
     
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    Babbo is very good, although it is a bit expensive. I think it is on Waverly in the village. It is best to get a reservation, but if it is a Tuesday or Wednesday, you can probably wait for about 20 minutes and grab one of the two open tables they keep in the front. The risotto is very good.

    In Little Italy, I would suggest Benito II. Neither is in mid-town, but it is a quick subway ride.
     
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    Ohhhhhh... I thought he was looking for restaurants in midtown! Benito II is where we always go in Little Italy. Always solid and reliable, though I generally to stay in Brooklyn for Italian food. I haven't been to Babbo because I didn't like Po, but it always gets great write ups.

    Just so long as he stays away from Carmines. ;)
     
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    I have always heard mixed reviews about Po, but it is no longer owned by Mario Batali. He gave it up some time ago. I think it has probably gone downhill since then. I miss New York. :(
     
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    You're right, I just checked. Looks like he gave up Po in 2000. Didn't realize.

    yeah... I have a pretty cool city. ;o)
     
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    Damn I'm getting hungry and it's not even 6am.
     
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    I'm thinking that if he wants to stay in midtown, Il Gattopardo might be a good idea. I'm hearing a lot of good things about it, though i haven't been there myself.

    Il Gattopardo
    33 W 54th St, New York 10019
    Btwn 5th & 6th Ave
    Phone: 212-246-0412
     
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    Cottage cheese and pineapple, risotto sounds better. :eusa_think:
     

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