Botta is a casual walk-up window where you can get some really good Italian sandwiches, lasagna, or square slices of pizza. We like this place mostly for its sandwiches, especially the prosciutto crudo and n’duja panini - which are both wonderfully constructed with great ratios of meat and cheese. The pizza will do the trick too if it’s late and you’re hungry, but it needs a much crispier crust and some better toppings.
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When you’re sandy, sweaty, and too hungry to go home and change, go to one of these 18 spots.
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Half Moon Empanadas
Half Moon Empanadas is a casual walk-up window where you can order some really tasty, affordable empanadas.
La Social is a casual cafe in the Upper East Side that works for a quiet lunch, breakfast, or brunch.
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Boia De is a little Italian spot in Buena Vista that’s perfect for a date or dinner with a few friends.
Luna Pasta e Dolci
Luna is a small restaurant in MiMo that specializes in pasta. There are about a dozen tasty versions here.
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MiMo’s tiny Blue Collar is kind of like an upscale diner, serving a great cheeseburger, big sandwiches, and braised meats.
Andiamo Brick Oven Pizza
Andiamo is a pizza place in a beautiful MiMo building that sells whole pies and has some nice outdoor seating.
Pinch Kitchen is a spot in the Upper East Side that feels super casual, but serves a wide range of really great food.
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