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Grampy

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New York Italian Wed, 06/9/04 1:24 PM (permalink)
This list from the Village Voice of the top 100 Italian restaurants in New York is bound to spur some controversy:

http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0423/top100_display.php
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    RE: New York Italian Wed, 06/9/04 1:55 PM (permalink)
    What happened to Felidia, Raos and Babbo?
     
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      Grampy

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      RE: New York Italian Wed, 06/9/04 2:09 PM (permalink)
      And Queen in Brooklyn. (He probably couldn't get into Rao's.)
       
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        chezkatie

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        RE: New York Italian Wed, 06/9/04 2:23 PM (permalink)
        From what I know about New York City (Italian) restaurants, my guess is that this list is a list of the best inexpensive Italian restaurants. We have been to a few great Italian restaurants in New York City and none are named on that list.
         
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          Michael Hoffman

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          RE: New York Italian Wed, 06/9/04 2:57 PM (permalink)
          I've eaten at Rao's three times over the years. It can get a tiny bit crowded.
           
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            Grampy

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            RE: New York Italian Wed, 06/9/04 2:58 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

            I've eaten at Rao's three times over the years. It can get a tiny bit crowded.


            Until someone starts shooting off his mouth.
             
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              chezkatie

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              RE: New York Italian Wed, 06/9/04 3:43 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

              I've eaten at Rao's three times over the years. It can get a tiny bit crowded.


              My goodness! How do you rate? How did you ever get a table? I thought the eight tables were more or less "privately owned".
               
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                the ancient mariner

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                RE: New York Italian Thu, 06/10/04 8:33 PM (permalink)
                Grampy----printed the list----I'll get back to you in 101 days with my opinions. Taking a couple of bottles of Tums with me.
                 
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                  Grampy

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                  RE: New York Italian Thu, 06/10/04 9:08 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by the ancient mariner

                  Grampy----printed the list----I'll get back to you in 101 days with my opinions. Taking a couple of bottles of Tums with me.


                  Take a turn for the nurse, too.
                   
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                    meowzart

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                    RE: New York Italian Fri, 06/11/04 3:57 PM (permalink)
                    Huh...I wonder if the rater is any relation to the Washington Post's restaurant critic Tom Sietsema.

                    But wow! What a list! The list is definitely slanted to inexpensive restaurants, hence the absence of Babbo and Rao's. But just because they are absent doesn't mean this isn't a terrific list. This guy really beat the pavement for this list!! I wish I could join ancient mariner!!
                     
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                      Michael Hoffman

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                      RE: New York Italian Fri, 06/11/04 6:21 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by chezkatie

                      quote:
                      Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

                      I've eaten at Rao's three times over the years. It can get a tiny bit crowded.


                      My goodness! How do you rate? How did you ever get a table? I thought the eight tables were more or less "privately owned".


                      A friend.
                       
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                        shanklemsw

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                        RE: New York Italian Sat, 06/12/04 9:09 AM (permalink)
                        Yall! Badda-bing!
                         
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                          the ancient mariner

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                          RE: New York Italian Sat, 06/12/04 10:21 AM (permalink)
                          Hey Meowzart, hop in the rumble seat of my Ford roadster and hang on. We will tour the Big Apple and hit every joint on the list. Grampy's list is great. If you are allergic to tomato sauce to have to have a written letter from your doctor clearing me of all blame.


                           
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                            garykg6

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                            RE: New York Italian Sat, 06/12/04 2:10 PM (permalink)
                            thanks Grampy!!!....quite a list and a great guide to places most people(unless they really know Italian)would probably never know about. of course,I got knockered a bit when the guy says that #69,Vincents,has GREAT Manhattan clam chowder.....nobody should even comment on that most abominable of culinary disasters, Manhattan my salt encrusted feet!
                             
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                              Grampy

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                              RE: New York Italian Sat, 06/12/04 2:19 PM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by garykg6

                              thanks Grampy!!!....quite a list and a great guide to places most people(unless they really know Italian)would probably never know about. of course,I got knockered a bit when the guy says that #69,Vincents,has GREAT Manhattan clam chowder.....nobody should even comment on that most abominable of culinary disasters, Manhattan my salt encrusted feet!


                              And Vincent's also has great hot sauce with the scungilli.
                               
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                                Chessco

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                                RE: New York Italian Fri, 06/18/04 9:14 PM (permalink)
                                I worked for Morrisons for 10 years. I miss the company, the crew members, and food. I will always be a Morrison's Man.....Chessco....
                                 
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                                  rainsux

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                                  RE: New York Italian Sun, 06/27/04 6:20 PM (permalink)
                                  Two words:

                                  Casa Mia
                                  225 East 24th

                                  -doug
                                   
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