Parm is slowly taking over New York, and we’re not mad about it. If you’re on the Upper West Side and craving casual Italian for lunch or dinner, it won’t disappoint. The classic sandwiches are great (though you will probably need a nap after taking on the Chicken Parm), but the vegetable sides and salads are good alternatives if you want something a little lighter.
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The Best Places To Have Dinner For Around $30 On The Upper West Side
Restaurants perfect for when you don’t want to make dinner, but also don’t feel like spending a ridiculous amount of money.
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The Smith Lincoln Center
That's right, another Infatuation review for yet another location of The Smith. Why? Because The Smith is always there when you need it to be. Sometimes for the food. Sometimes for the bathroom. Either way, it's there, and it's good.
Bluebird London is on the third floor of the Time Warner Center, and it’s a decent spot for a semi-fancy meal with someone dressed in business casual.
Mama’s Too is a tiny pizza place on the Upper West Side, and it’s where you’ll find some of the best slices in the area. Get the square pepperoni one.
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After three years and a whole bunch of hype, how much you like Rucola still largely depends on how far you live from it.
Have & Meyer
Have & Meyer is a tiny Italian wine bar in Williamsburg where you can get over 90 natural wines by the glass.
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