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Tony Danza

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Tony Danza

PHOTOS: Melanie Dunea

Tony Danza spans generations. Maybe you’ve seen him in Taxi or Who’s the Boss? Or maybe you’ve seen him in Broad City, Angels in the Outfield, The Tony Danza Show, or The Tony Danza Show. (No, that wasn’t a typo, and, yes, he’s had two shows named after himself.)

The point is, Tony Danza isn’t just a household name. He’s a workplace name. An apartment name. Probably even a frozen-foods-aisle-at-the-grocery-store name. And now’s your chance to hear about his favorite places to eat in NYC, including the 124-year old cheese shop he co-owns in Little Italy.

tony's "perfect For" picks

Patsy's Italian Restaurant Perfect For: Classic Italian 236 W 56th St

“A four generation family joint on W. 56th St. There’s a belief, amongst we Italians, that if a restaurant can make meatballs, then they can probably make everything else. Well Sal and his crew at Patsy’s can make meatballs and everything else. Try the fra diavolo. As a bonus you might end up sitting where Mr. Sinatra once sat. Take a look at the statue of the man on the bar, then sit back and mangia.”

Alleva Perfect For: Fresh Mozzarella and a Taste of Historic Little Italy 188 Grand St

“Established in 1892, the star will celebrate its 125th anniversary in October. The oldest cheese store in America is located on Grand and Mulberry Street in the heart of the neighborhood. The mozzarella is made fresh every morning. At the counter you’ll find unmatched cold cut sandwiches and hot food. The eggplant and chicken parmigiana are out of this world. All kinds of Italian specialties and a great staff. You can get cannolis and gelato, and sit on the benches outside in front of the store.”

Donohue's Steak House Perfect For: Great Steak and Even Better Company 845 Lexington Ave

“Another legendary establishment, three generations in this case. The place is run by Maureen Donohue-Peters, one of the best hosts in the city. I was introduced to Donohue’s by my dear friend, the great Tita Cahn, of the late great Sammy Cahn. She likes to sit at the bar and take in the scene while we eat. On top of great steaks, try the Yankee Pot Roast or the Roast Maryland Turkey. And say hi to Maureen.”

Bistro Cassis Restaurant Perfect For: People Watching and Day Drinking 225 Columbus Ave

“A little place on Columbus Ave. Inside and out, a fun, friendly place. When the weather is nice, we sit outside and watch the parade of people walking by. Great bartender and the boss, Manny, is a good guy. To top it all off, on Tuesday, the special is Coq Au Vin!”

Cafe Tallulah Perfect For: A Night Out with Friends 240 Columbus Ave.

“This may be the coolest place on the Upper West Side. French bistro with action. I love sitting at the giant bar and in the private room downstairs. I don’t only go there in the daytime! Check out the beautiful staff, stay a while and tell Greg I sent you.”

Estiatorio Milos Perfect For: An Elegant Seafood Dinner in Midtown 125 W 55th St

“A big, beautiful, Greek place that surges with energy. The Mediterranean Seafood menu is spectacular. Danny DeVito first took me there and he knows his fish. Pick out dinner but just don’t name it.”

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