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Classic, Old-Fashioned Italian

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Classic, Old-Fashioned Italian

Our friends want to eat at a GOOD, old-fashioned Italian restaurant. We are staying in the Chelsea area, but don't mind traveling. What would anyone recommend for good food, at an "old school" Italian restaurant? We are going with "new" Italian on another night...

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1. Re: Classic, Old-Fashioned Italian

Monte's in Greenwich Village.


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For "classic, old fashioned Italian" we recommend Gene's Restaurant on West 11th Street just east of 6th Avenue (aka Avenue of the Americas). It has GREAT northern Italian fare served by waiters in cummerbunds….white linen table cloths & napkins. We eat there a few times per year since 1970 and the place has been there for over 90 years. It is a "Village" institution! For more information, see:


Hope this helps. Your questions are always welcome.



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Bamonte's, at 32 Withers Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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I second Bamonte's!

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In midtown east there is Rossini's which is about as old school as you can get. On weekends they sometimes have opera singers. I've enjoyed the various parmeseans, and veal francaise. Others have spoken highly of the pasta dishes.


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In Chelsea Otto Zero Nove - on 21st Street between 5th and 6th. A branch of an Arthur Avenue restaurant.


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