Scalinatella is one of the many overpriced Italian restaurants that populates the Upper East Side. The food isn’t going to blow your mind, but it’s a good spot if you’re looking for an old-school Italian experience. It’s also fairly likely you’ll run into Ruth Bader Ginsburg or Rudy Giuliani while you’re there. You can decide how you feel about that.
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An unexpectedly great Greek restaurant on York Avenue. If we just had a better way to get up here, we'd be here all the time. Who wants to carpool?
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.
Flex is a restaurant import from Prince Edward Island, which immediately gives it some credibility - "P.E.I" as they call it, is the source of some of the best mussels the world has to offer.
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A simple, enjoyable, cash-only Italian restaurant in the West Village. If you don’t know about Malatesta, you should.
Cafe Altro Paradiso
Located on the west side of Soho, Cafe Altro Paradiso is a pleasant restaurant in which to drink some wine and eat some appetizers.
Sorbillo is an Italian restaurant in the East Village from the people behind the most famous pizza place in Naples.
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The East Pole
The East Pole is a restaurant where you should meet a friend for a martini in the east 60s.
Uva is a rustic, cozy little Italian Upper East Side spot that is ideal for date night, mostly because it’s easy.
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