La Lanterna di Vittorio
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If you’ve spent any amount of time walking near Washington Square Park, you’ve probably passed by this Italian restaurant’s green awning without even thinking about it. Unlike 95% of the restaurants in the West Village, it has a big, greenhouse-like outdoor patio in the back. Whenever we’ve gone here, most of the people around us have been tourists taking a break from holding Saint Laurent and Nike bags (but those tourists aren’t currently visiting the city). Stop by for some pasta and some wine in a quiet, unexpected little place in a busy neighborhood - the lasagna here is really good.