If you hung up some pictures and brought a few more tables into your studio apartment, you’d wind up with something like Piccola Strada. This is a miniscule Italian spot in the East Village where you’ll find a bunch of red-sauce classics. Ossobuco, penne a la vodka - that’s the sort of stuff they have. It isn’t the very best Italian in town, but it’s pretty cheap, and it’s BYOB.
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Westville East is a great utility spot, especially if you’re looking to eat something kind of healthy.
Otto’s Tacos is a casual East Village taco place with a simple menu, homemade tortillas, and much-needed West Coast flavor.
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Bamonte’s is a red-sauce Italian spot that’s been open in Williamsburg since 1900, and things here don’t seem to have changed much since then.
The original Patsy’s in East Harlem makes excellent pizza for a sit-down meal or a slice at the counter.
Anton’s is a throwback restaurant in the West Village where you’ll want to eat pasta and drink a martini.
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