If you spend time on the Upper East Side, this Italian restaurant is one that you should be aware of for casual dates or meals with your family. In the summertime, they set up sidewalk seating with enough distance from the pedestrians going to New York Sports Club or walking their goldendoodles on 3rd Avenue. Aside from the thin-crust pizzas, salads, and pastas on the menu, the complimentary garlic focaccia might be better than anything else here.
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3 Guys Restaurant
3 Guys doesn't have the best food around, but it's a New York classic and still a great spot for people watching.
Proof that Tanoshi Sushi is well worth your time? It’s on 73rd and York, and always packed. Enough said.
Neil's Coffee Shop
The food at Neil's hasn't changed in half a century, but we're okay with that. This Upper East Side diner is a classic.
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Casa Apicii is the West Village Italian restaurant you hit up when you need to feel like an oligarch. An oligarch who loves pasta.
Legacy Records is a big restaurant in Hudson Yards from the team behind Pasquale Jones and Charlie Bird. It’s pricey, but worth it.
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Uva is a rustic, cozy little Italian Upper East Side spot that is ideal for date night, mostly because it’s easy.
A meal at Flora Bar, in the basement of the Met Breuer on the Upper East Side, makes you feel like you’re getting away with something.
A little Italian cafe and sandwich shop on the Upper East Side near Central Park. We love the sandwiches, but hate how much they cost.
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