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Best New York Italian Restaurants

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by Jessica Mousseau (subscribe)
Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published May 19th 2011


If you love Italian food, then you probably make it a habit to eat it as often as possible. In New York City, you have many places to choose from. Even though you probably have your favorite, you might want to try a different one sometime.

If you are visiting New York City and are looking for a good Italian restaurant, here are some locations and descriptions to get you started. If you can't pick just one, simply plan to visit as many of them as possible while you're here.

Lombardi's, 32 Spring Street

This is considered the first American pizzeria. The restaurant actually started out as a grocery store in 1897, but the original owner, Gennaro Lombardi, started selling pizza to the workers looking for something to take for their lunch in 1905.

The original Lombardi's closed in 1985, but thanks to a friend of one of Gennaro Lombardi's descendants, the decision was made to re-open the restaurant in its current Spring Street location. NYC residents and visitors can once again enjoy pizza just as their ancestors did at the turn of the (20th) century.

Landmarc Restaurant, 179 W Broadway

Located in Tribeca, this restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This is an upscale place, so expect to pay more than you normally would especially for breakfast and lunch. However, it will definitely be worth it.

The restaurant has a large selection of Italian food on its lunch and dinner menus. You should have no problem finding a dish you'll enjoy. There is even a separate kid's menu, so everyone in the family will have their favorite.

Harrison, 355 Greenwich Street, Frnt 1

You may not be exactly sure what type of restaurant you've come into when you first enter Harrison's. That's because the menu is as eclectic as the two chefs who prepare it are.

You'll know you've found a good Italian restaurant, though, when you see the menu. Both the lunch and dinner entrees feature an abundance of Italian dishes, all prepared in the special way that only Jimmy Bradley and Steve Dustin can.

Otto Restaurant Enoteca Pizzeria, 1 5th Avenue

When you walk in the door at Otto Restaurant, you'll know you're in an authentic Italian restaurant. Its specialty is pizza, of all sizes and types, but you can order pasta dishes and other items as well. Everything on the menu can be packaged for delivery or take-out. If you decide to dine in, you can choose from over 800 wines to complement your meal. And, don't forget to save room for authentic Italian gelato.
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Where: All over NYC
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I love Lombardi's! They have such great food. Even some of my friends that are insanely picky loved going there and actually said they would go back. Hopefully, I'll end up heading there soon.
By L.R. - senior writer
Saturday, 21st of May @ 05:08 am
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