La Carbonara

★★★★★
  • 202 W 14th St

    New York, NY 10011

    Cross street: nr. Seventh Ave.

    Map & Directions
  • 212-255-2060

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The manager did not acknowledge us when we got there only after the bus boy did that he turn around and acknowledge our presence. We sat and 15 min pass by and no waiter came to take our order. Only after we ask the bus boy to call the

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★★★★★

The manager did not acknowledge us when we got there only after the bus boy did that he turn around and acknowledge our presence. We sat and 15 min pass by and no waiter came to take our order. Only after we ask the bus boy to call the

Pros: good food

Cons: barely no service

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Primitivo is one of the "best deals in town." The dinner menu featured a host of several small plates "prepared to order" perfect for those who wish to try several items to fully plated entrees, a la carte specialties and an assortment of

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★★★★★

Primitivo is one of the "best deals in town." The dinner menu featured a host of several small plates "prepared to order" perfect for those who wish to try several items to fully plated entrees, a la carte specialties and an assortment of

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I have been dining at Primitivo since it opened, and it has only gotten better over the years. In fact, it is one of my favorite places to eat for several reasons. First, and foremost, the food is excellent. My favorite dish is the

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★★★★★

I have been dining at Primitivo since it opened, and it has only gotten better over the years. In fact, it is one of my favorite places to eat for several reasons. First, and foremost, the food is excellent. My favorite dish is the

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So, I've been going to Primitivo since it opened. The staff always made me feel welcome.. & are a bit flirty, which we love!, & the food & wine ~it's always an awesome evening! In the last year or so it was starting to feel a bit stodgy,

3
★★★★★

So, I've been going to Primitivo since it opened. The staff always made me feel welcome.. & are a bit flirty, which we love!, & the food & wine ~it's always an awesome evening! In the last year or so it was starting to feel a bit stodgy,

Pros: ambience, food, wine,bar

Cons: not in my neighborhood

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This place was terrible. AVOID. AVOID. AVOID. I ordered a mozzarella/prosciutto appetizer for $14, and when it arrived, I received 3 small slices of mozzarella, two thin slices of prosciutto, and 3 slices of tomatoes. The pasta dishes

3
★★★★★

This place was terrible. AVOID. AVOID. AVOID. I ordered a mozzarella/prosciutto appetizer for $14, and when it arrived, I received 3 small slices of mozzarella, two thin slices of prosciutto, and 3 slices of tomatoes. The pasta dishes

Pros: None.

Cons: TINY portions, not cheap, poor service

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This restaurant used to be GREAT. BUT, they changed the menu and raised the prices and made the portions smaller. It is now just a common everyday Restaurant. The food is still terrific, but not worth the money. It would have been all

3
★★★★★

This restaurant used to be GREAT. BUT, they changed the menu and raised the prices and made the portions smaller. It is now just a common everyday Restaurant. The food is still terrific, but not worth the money. It would have been all

Pros: Too Expensive

Cons: Parking

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Primitivo is simply an excellent choice for Italian food in the West Village. They have very good prices, a nice wine selection and down to earth people who work there. I'd definitely go back again.

3
★★★★★

Primitivo is simply an excellent choice for Italian food in the West Village. They have very good prices, a nice wine selection and down to earth people who work there. I'd definitely go back again.

Pros: Everything we ate and drank, Friendly Service

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DO NOT let their webpage deceive you!!! I've been faithfully dining at this restaurant for the past 2+-years now. My guy & I thought it would be nice to dine at Primitivo's this evening for a "special occasion." ...was that ever a mistake!

Primitivo Osteria, as we rememeber it was above a 5-star dining experience. There used to be two tall, handsome-looking, fair-skinned gentlemen that used to work at Primitivo's that would greet us graciously at the door...remember every time our favorite cozy place to sit...and pampered us till our hearts were content! The service was beyond all others...the waters always remained filled to the brim, the servers that brought the bread to us always remembered the little extras that we liked before we even had to ask for it. The experience was personal, warming, satisfying and the food was delightful and authentic!!!

Oh my goodness...when we first stepped inside the entry-way, we were greeted with the harsh smell of fresh paint. When we passed the entry-way, we observed nothing like how we remembered of a cozy, elegant, and warm ambiance. My guy took a double-take and my jaw hit the floor, as I stood for what seemed to be forever in complete shock! They painted the restaurant in a gaudy white and replaced the tables with what looks like spilled paint. They completely changed the menu from what it has been in the past and what is posted online. My dining experience did not entail a warm greeting or a selection of specialties or wines. Instead, my dining experience consisted of no music being played and listening to whom appeared to be the new manager talking loudly. The food tasted like it came from a can and the two faces that we remember did not appear to be happy. I will NEVER go back to Primitivo Osteria, (unless the old management was to return). I feel sorry for the two familiar faces that I saw still working there, because if I was them...I wouldn't want to work there. The experience tells me this place took several notches down from what it used to be!"

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DO NOT let their webpage deceive you!!! I've been faithfully dining at this restaurant for the past 2+-years now. My guy & I thought it would be nice to dine at Primitivo's this evening for a "special occasion." ...was that ever a mistake!

Primitivo Osteria, as we rememeber it was above a 5-star dining experience. There used to be two tall, handsome-looking, fair-skinned gentlemen that used to work at Primitivo's that would greet us graciously at the door...remember every time our favorite cozy place to sit...and pampered us till our hearts were content! The service was beyond all others...the waters always remained filled to the brim, the servers that brought the bread to us always remembered the little extras that we liked before we even had to ask for it. The experience was personal, warming, satisfying and the food was delightful and authentic!!!

Oh my goodness...when we first stepped inside the entry-way, we were greeted with the harsh smell of fresh paint. When we passed the entry-way, we observed nothing like how we remembered of a cozy, elegant, and warm ambiance. My guy took a double-take and my jaw hit the floor, as I stood for what seemed to be forever in complete shock! They painted the restaurant in a gaudy white and replaced the tables with what looks like spilled paint. They completely changed the menu from what it has been in the past and what is posted online. My dining experience did not entail a warm greeting or a selection of specialties or wines. Instead, my dining experience consisted of no music being played and listening to whom appeared to be the new manager talking loudly. The food tasted like it came from a can and the two faces that we remember did not appear to be happy. I will NEVER go back to Primitivo Osteria, (unless the old management was to return). I feel sorry for the two familiar faces that I saw still working there, because if I was them...I wouldn't want to work there. The experience tells me this place took several notches down from what it used to be!"

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great food for a great price, The staff is freindly and helpful, sfter some great suggestions we got the perfect wine with our meal. And make sure you save a little room for dessert

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★★★★☆

great food for a great price, The staff is freindly and helpful, sfter some great suggestions we got the perfect wine with our meal. And make sure you save a little room for dessert

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OMFG I had the best service ever in this place! My waiter was extremely attentive and funny and nice and...well, HOT, that never hurts:-) The atmosphere is excellent and the food is delicious. Good price and music. I have absolutely no

3
★★★★★

OMFG I had the best service ever in this place! My waiter was extremely attentive and funny and nice and...well, HOT, that never hurts:-) The atmosphere is excellent and the food is delicious. Good price and music. I have absolutely no

Pros: Service

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had a dinner for 6 here. It was early so it wasn't very crowded, but the place is very nice inside, staff is friendly. Attentive, fine service. The chicken parm is very good, as was the mozzerella tomato basil app and ceaser salad. We had

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★★★★★

had a dinner for 6 here. It was early so it wasn't very crowded, but the place is very nice inside, staff is friendly. Attentive, fine service. The chicken parm is very good, as was the mozzerella tomato basil app and ceaser salad. We had

Pros: good food, ambiance, friendly staff

Cons: staff is easily confused!

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This is one of those up scale restaurants that is nice for a night out with your significant other. I love this place for special occasions or even just a night out. The prices are a little high, but you pay for what you want. Great restaurant and highly recommended.

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This is one of those up scale restaurants that is nice for a night out with your significant other. I love this place for special occasions or even just a night out. The prices are a little high, but you pay for what you want. Great restaurant and highly recommended.

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Best rustic pizza, antipast, salads we have found. We had a large party all from out of town and they were very accomodating and responsive to email questions. The specials were exceptional

3
★★★★★

Best rustic pizza, antipast, salads we have found. We had a large party all from out of town and they were very accomodating and responsive to email questions. The specials were exceptional

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My Husband and I have been there many times...we always get the "greatest" warm service and the best food. I LOVE the Tomato Mozzarella salad with the beautiful pesto and Balsamico reduction and I always have the vegetable Cappellini!!!

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My Husband and I have been there many times...we always get the "greatest" warm service and the best food. I LOVE the Tomato Mozzarella salad with the beautiful pesto and Balsamico reduction and I always have the vegetable Cappellini!!!

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We usually have a good, reliable meal at this pretty local Italian......But be aware that the tables are too close together to make it a comfortable, pleasant dining experience when it is crowded. Also, the early bird, etc offers keep

3
★★★★★

We usually have a good, reliable meal at this pretty local Italian......But be aware that the tables are too close together to make it a comfortable, pleasant dining experience when it is crowded. Also, the early bird, etc offers keep

Pros: good food, pretty place, good value

Cons: the availability of the prix meal is not mentioned by the waitstaff or on the menu

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Very Good neighborhood Italian Restaurant. The service is friendly & attentive. Nice cozy atmosphere but most importantly very good food at very good prices. They often have specials too. Highly Recommended

3
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Very Good neighborhood Italian Restaurant. The service is friendly & attentive. Nice cozy atmosphere but most importantly very good food at very good prices. They often have specials too. Highly Recommended

Pros: Food, Service, Price, Atmosphere

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So I had planned a bday dinner for my friend, and of course, she was 40 minutes late. The owner (and I didn't realize that was him at the time) as well as the waitstaff were very accomadating. I told them the deal, they were totally ok

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★★★★★

So I had planned a bday dinner for my friend, and of course, she was 40 minutes late. The owner (and I didn't realize that was him at the time) as well as the waitstaff were very accomadating. I told them the deal, they were totally ok

Pros: Accomadating, Great staff, Nice atmosphere, Great Italian, Wonderful Sauces, Amazing Salads, Ample menu, good tiramisu

Cons: Fried Calamari just needed a tad more salt, Chocolate cake a bit too dark/sweet for my tates

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Since recently moving to New York, My wife and I wanted to go out to eat and celebrate with fine dining, and we did! This place was great, the food was amazing, the only complaint I would have is the chaotic staff, but they have a lot of

3
★★★★★

Since recently moving to New York, My wife and I wanted to go out to eat and celebrate with fine dining, and we did! This place was great, the food was amazing, the only complaint I would have is the chaotic staff, but they have a lot of

Pros: prices

Cons: service

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Living in the neighborhood, my wife & I must have walked by Primitivo hudreds of times before finally going in. What took us so long? Who knows but we'll be back. Tasty Italian food at very reasonable prices and friendly service. Great

3
★★★★★

Living in the neighborhood, my wife & I must have walked by Primitivo hudreds of times before finally going in. What took us so long? Who knows but we'll be back. Tasty Italian food at very reasonable prices and friendly service. Great

Pros: Food, Service, Prices

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My boyfriend and I were very excited to try a seemingly ?authentic?, moderately priced Italian restaurant in our neighborhood. Unfortunately this restaurant left a lot to be desired. The food was bland and boring ? the service was fine

3
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I were very excited to try a seemingly ?authentic?, moderately priced Italian restaurant in our neighborhood. Unfortunately this restaurant left a lot to be desired. The food was bland and boring ? the service was fine

Pros: Reasonably priced

Cons: Chaotic staff, food, out of town crowd

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Had a great brunch! Arrived around 1pm, and thought we'd need reservations, but it turned out really well. The unlimited mimosas were great, and the staff was really friendly. The meals were amazing and were thoughtful creations that

3
★★★★★

Had a great brunch! Arrived around 1pm, and thought we'd need reservations, but it turned out really well. The unlimited mimosas were great, and the staff was really friendly. The meals were amazing and were thoughtful creations that

Pros: service, unlimited mimosas, convenient location

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I recently threw a surprise birthday party at Primitivo and had the best experience. The entire staff was friendly and the food was very good. Tim and the team went out of their way to make the party very special for everyone (all 30

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I recently threw a surprise birthday party at Primitivo and had the best experience. The entire staff was friendly and the food was very good. Tim and the team went out of their way to make the party very special for everyone (all 30

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There was four in our group that tried Primitivo last Sunday evening for the first time. We WILL be back! The service was fast, friendly and professional, the restaurant was comfortable and clean, the drinks were very tasty, and the food

3
★★★★★

There was four in our group that tried Primitivo last Sunday evening for the first time. We WILL be back! The service was fast, friendly and professional, the restaurant was comfortable and clean, the drinks were very tasty, and the food

Pros: ambience, food, service

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Excellent wait staff, great food, and Tim is wonderful.\r
You will not be sorry, every item on the menu will please your tastes.\r
Pastas,meats,fish all are terrific. Go once and you will return, the only problem....\r
what to order!!!

3
★★★★★

Excellent wait staff, great food, and Tim is wonderful.\r
You will not be sorry, every item on the menu will please your tastes.\r
Pastas,meats,fish all are terrific. Go once and you will return, the only problem....\r
what to order!!!

Pros: Best Italian food in NYC

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Visited Primitivo Osteria last night w/ my wife and a friend of ours. We were looking for a quiet little Italian place near the meat-packing district that wasn't too expensive. We found EXACTLY what we were looking for. For an

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Visited Primitivo Osteria last night w/ my wife and a friend of ours. We were looking for a quiet little Italian place near the meat-packing district that wasn't too expensive. We found EXACTLY what we were looking for. For an

Pros: VERY reasonably priced, friendly wait-staff, great italian food

Cons: None that I can think of!

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Went with 6 friends and the service was great. Very friendly, warm and accomodating. Food was delicious and reasonably priced and the outside seating was a plus. recommended highly.

3
★★★★★

Went with 6 friends and the service was great. Very friendly, warm and accomodating. Food was delicious and reasonably priced and the outside seating was a plus. recommended highly.

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went there for dinner. the seafood pasta special is amazing, portions were very generous. the staff was so friendly and attentive. the price is reasonable. went there for brunch and again the food was delicious. highly recommend the

3
★★★★★

went there for dinner. the seafood pasta special is amazing, portions were very generous. the staff was so friendly and attentive. the price is reasonable. went there for brunch and again the food was delicious. highly recommend the

Pros: food, service

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My fiance and I have been to Primitivo 4 times now - we first gave it a try thanks to Citysearch and we keep coming back, and sending our friends. The food is terrific, the waitstaff are competent, the atmosphere is just slightly

3
★★★★★

My fiance and I have been to Primitivo 4 times now - we first gave it a try thanks to Citysearch and we keep coming back, and sending our friends. The food is terrific, the waitstaff are competent, the atmosphere is just slightly

Pros: Food, Staff, Prices

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Went there on Saturday night. I had reservations and was seated as soon as we walked in. The website showed tablecloths on tables. There were no tablecloths. Tablecloths give a restaurant more ambience, so I was disappointed. Previous

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★★★★★

Went there on Saturday night. I had reservations and was seated as soon as we walked in. The website showed tablecloths on tables. There were no tablecloths. Tablecloths give a restaurant more ambience, so I was disappointed. Previous

Pros: Waitstaff, Inexpensive

Cons: Parking, No tablecloths

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There are not enough kind words for Primitivo - the food is fantastic, the waitstaff wonderful and the owner is very friendly. My boyfriend and I have tried many places in the surrounding area and none can come close to the excellent food

3
★★★★★

There are not enough kind words for Primitivo - the food is fantastic, the waitstaff wonderful and the owner is very friendly. My boyfriend and I have tried many places in the surrounding area and none can come close to the excellent food

Pros: Excellent value, great service, relaxed

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After reading many posotive reviews, I was excited to try this place. But I left wondering what everyone was raving about. I will say the service, ambiance and dessert were really good. But my cavitelli bolognese was just ok and the sauce

3
★★★★★

After reading many posotive reviews, I was excited to try this place. But I left wondering what everyone was raving about. I will say the service, ambiance and dessert were really good. But my cavitelli bolognese was just ok and the sauce

Pros: ambiance, service, dessert

Cons: italian food

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I went there a few days ago for my anniversary. It was good. The deserts suck, but the lobster which was only 26 bucks, was OH SO worth it. I got ravioli stuffed with goat cheese and sun dried tomatoes in vodka sauce. I wouldve loved

3
★★★★★

I went there a few days ago for my anniversary. It was good. The deserts suck, but the lobster which was only 26 bucks, was OH SO worth it. I got ravioli stuffed with goat cheese and sun dried tomatoes in vodka sauce. I wouldve loved

Pros: Atmosphere, Home style food, Price

Cons: Desert

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Recommended by some friends, we went to Primitivo on a Thursday night to have some Italian food. Immediately, we were pleased with how good the service was, attentive but not overbearing. We each started with a salad, I had a delicious

3
★★★★★

Recommended by some friends, we went to Primitivo on a Thursday night to have some Italian food. Immediately, we were pleased with how good the service was, attentive but not overbearing. We each started with a salad, I had a delicious

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After a long day I took my girlfriend to Primitivo Saturday night around 10ish. We were seated promptly as 1/3 of the tables were empty. Anticipating a late night rush that never materialized we were jammed up against another couple,

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After a long day I took my girlfriend to Primitivo Saturday night around 10ish. We were seated promptly as 1/3 of the tables were empty. Anticipating a late night rush that never materialized we were jammed up against another couple,

Pros: Great food

Cons: Inattentive and thoug

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I have passed this restaurant many times, but never went in because it looked expensive. Luckily, the "lunch" sign caught my eye last week. I felt so welcomed as soon as I entered the restaurant. I was amazed at the selections offered

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★★★★★

I have passed this restaurant many times, but never went in because it looked expensive. Luckily, the "lunch" sign caught my eye last week. I felt so welcomed as soon as I entered the restaurant. I was amazed at the selections offered

Pros: Quality of food, Service, Unbelieveable price

Cons: None!

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We were wandering down 14th st. one Sunday after noon and after walking in and out of a few places found this one. They were so nice and down to earth we felt comfortable immediately. The wine was better than most and the food was perfect.

3
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We were wandering down 14th st. one Sunday after noon and after walking in and out of a few places found this one. They were so nice and down to earth we felt comfortable immediately. The wine was better than most and the food was perfect.

Pros: atmosphere, wait staff, food

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I just celebrated a birthday on 9/03 at the Primitivo Osteria and I have to say that I had the best time ever at this restaurant. The staff was very accommodating and they made sure that all our needs were met. The service was excellent.

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I just celebrated a birthday on 9/03 at the Primitivo Osteria and I have to say that I had the best time ever at this restaurant. The staff was very accommodating and they made sure that all our needs were met. The service was excellent.

Pros: Service/prices, Food/menu, Ambience

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I went to this place after a recommendation from this site and I wasn't disappointed. Very tasty homemade pastas, great antipasta apps and exiquisite salads. I go back there again and again.

3
★★★★★

I went to this place after a recommendation from this site and I wasn't disappointed. Very tasty homemade pastas, great antipasta apps and exiquisite salads. I go back there again and again.

Pros: Homemade Pasta, Italian Meats, Tasty Salads

Cons: A little cool

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Unfortunately, after a recommendation from a friend, four of us came for the first time to receive the worst service we have ever had in the city. Three of our meals were good, though we waited over an hour for them, but one was cold and

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★★★★★

Unfortunately, after a recommendation from a friend, four of us came for the first time to receive the worst service we have ever had in the city. Three of our meals were good, though we waited over an hour for them, but one was cold and

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Very good food. Fast service, promptly seated, good bang for you buck. I also choose this restaurant from this website. 4.5 out of 5 stars

3
★★★★★

Very good food. Fast service, promptly seated, good bang for you buck. I also choose this restaurant from this website. 4.5 out of 5 stars

Pros: Value, Good Service, Big Portions

Cons: Little Chilly inside

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This restaurant was chosen from this website and a great choice it was. Excellent food and huge portion, superb service and very inexpensive. Will definitely return when in NY. Highly recommend.

3
★★★★★

This restaurant was chosen from this website and a great choice it was. Excellent food and huge portion, superb service and very inexpensive. Will definitely return when in NY. Highly recommend.

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This is a great place! In the morning it's sunny and alive, at night it's romantic and cozy: perfect for all occasions! The food is delicious and oh my God, sooo cheap! You can't beat the lunch prix fixe, where else can you get app, main

3
★★★★★

This is a great place! In the morning it's sunny and alive, at night it's romantic and cozy: perfect for all occasions! The food is delicious and oh my God, sooo cheap! You can't beat the lunch prix fixe, where else can you get app, main

Pros: Staff, Food, Prix Fixe

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This is a lovely, inexpensive spot that has top quality food. The service is always warm and gracious, and the food-to-value ratio can't be beat. It's quiet and homey, and the service is always appropriate. On brunch days--I've become a

3
★★★★★

This is a lovely, inexpensive spot that has top quality food. The service is always warm and gracious, and the food-to-value ratio can't be beat. It's quiet and homey, and the service is always appropriate. On brunch days--I've become a

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Soups are superb. A beautiful room which is not noisy. A great lunch value. Great food. Good service and great bar. Wonderful attention from staff and just a great value in an area where most other restaurants are overpriced. Room is

3
★★★★★

Soups are superb. A beautiful room which is not noisy. A great lunch value. Great food. Good service and great bar. Wonderful attention from staff and just a great value in an area where most other restaurants are overpriced. Room is

Pros: Inexpensive, Not Crowded

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This place is right on! The food is great, service is getting better and best of all, the value is there. We nned more places like this trendy and comfortable "rare find"
The Rigatoni Pollo Pazzo is wonderful, they have a prix fixe lunch

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★★★★★

This place is right on! The food is great, service is getting better and best of all, the value is there. We nned more places like this trendy and comfortable "rare find"
The Rigatoni Pollo Pazzo is wonderful, they have a prix fixe lunch

Pros: Price, Service, Value

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Southern Italian cuisine including homemade pastas, seafood entrees, meat dishes and more, with prix fixe menu.

 

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