Italian Restaurants In New York City
Italian Restaurant Review in the Broadway Theater district In New York City
355 West 46th Street
(between 8th and 9th Avenues)
Phone: (212) 397-7597
When picking our spot for Italian, we didn’t have to do much soul searching. Lidia Bastianich and her son opened this fabulous low-key Italian spot together in the early 1990’s and the brick-exposed walls and great food, make this a no-brainer for a pre-theater meal.
Since we are on aiming to eat on a budget, our first recommendation is the pre-fix “Sinfonia di Paste”. This special is on the menu for lunch ($16.95) and dinner ($21.95) and includes antipasti or Caesar salad to start (both of which are phenomenal and abundant) and an unlimited amount of three unique and tasty pasta dishes that come around to your table until you can’t stuff yourself any longer. The pastas tend to be totally different from each other (they change nightly) and are varied enough that you would be hard-pressed not to find at least one of the three that you couldn’t consume over and over. If you are going the Atkins route, the menu also has great choices for fish lovers and carnivores. Lunch and dinner menus are different but both will include seafood dishes (lunch range $16-$19, dinner $22-$29) and great meat specials which range about the same in price. We really enjoyed the Ossobuco ($19 at lunch $27 at dinner). The veal shank is cooked until the meat falls off the bone and melts in your mouth. As if all that still isn’t enough to get you there, they offer an extensive wine list with great Italian reds and whites starting at $18 and your servers will be happy to help you pair your meal choice with your wine.
- · Accepts all major credit cards
- · Reservations recommended but not mandatory
- · Open Monday-Sunday 11:30am-12:00pm
- · Available for private parties and functions.
235 West 48th street (Between 8th Avenue & Broadway)
New and noteworthy addition to the Theater District, specializing in rustic Italian fare.
Recommended dishes: Veal Chop, Gnocchi, Rabbit, Octopus, Homemade Mozzarella,
Price Range: Lunch: appetizers ($7-$14), entrees ($12-$29)
Dinner: appetizers ($8-$16) entrees ($14-$32)