Ciccio blends into its surroundings like a celebrity hanging out in a wax museum. It’s in the basement of an apartment building on 6th Avenue, and we wouldn’t be surprised if some neighbors didn’t even know it’s there. But if you ever need a charming Italian spot with string lights, white brick walls, and some very good tagliatelle with meatballs as soft as memory foam, this is a place you should be aware of. It’s extremely useful for a drink and a snack with a third-tier friend, and it’s also open for lunch (and doesn’t get as busy then).
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Ed's Lobster Bar
We’ve put this one off long enough and it’s time to come right out and say it – we don’t love Ed’s Lobster Bar. It’s all reasonable ocean fare, but none of it leaves us anxiously awaiting next time.
West-Bourne is an all-day cafe in SoHo where you can eat a great mushroom reuben or a bowl of vegetables that tastes better than it should.
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Pepe Rosso To Go
Pepe Rosso To Go is a tiny Italian takeout place in Soho that has a few tables inside and does a pretty decent plate of pasta.
Bread And Salt
Bread And Salt is a BYOB pizza spot in Jersey City that serves some of our favorite slices around NYC.
Even though it might not be the coolest of the East Village Italian restaurants, Lavagna is right up there with the best.
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Most everything on the menu at Charlie Bird is fantastic. They do service and wine better than almost anyone else.
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