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186 Avenue B, New York City, NY 10009-3648 (East Village)
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Ranked #1,139 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
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Price range: $21 - $30
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: East Village
Cross street: 11 and 12 streets
Transit: Take any train to Union Square and then L train to 1st avenue.
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is becoming our 'go to' place for excellent Italian food in NYC. The menu has some standards, some innovative dishes & something for everyone. No scene, no A-list celebs, just friendly staff, terrific patio and reliably delicious meal. If the weather is bad make a reservation because the dining room is small.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Nice friendly place and staff, delicious food, ate there a few times, will be back while in the hood

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New York City, New York, USA
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have eaten here about ten times and am always pleasantly surprised how good their food is. The vegetable dishes were as good as I have ever had.

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River Vale, New Jersy U.S.A.
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Sit in the rear patio. Excellent appetizers, eggplant parm, calamari, ,etc. Entrees were fine, but not extraordinary. Very friendly service.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Recommended by a colleague and great reviews on TripAdvisor, I had high hopes for this restaurant and they were met. I had a seat in the garden area which was very charming and it really made it feel like a neighbourhood restaurant. Both my starter (asparagus fries) and pasta dish were excellent. Not too heavy on sauce but the flavours... More

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Toronto, Canada
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226 reviews 226 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We came here solely based on TripAdvisor reviews and were well rewarded. It's unprepossessing from the outside in a rather shabby neighbourhood and the décor inside is nothing to write home about either. But the food and wine were out of this world and the service was a perfect mix of professionalism and friendliness. The fried asparagus and the duck... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I took my girlfriend here for Valentines Day dinner and it was excellent. We had the asparagus fries which were really tasty with the sauce. My girlfriend had the duck ravioli which was very good and I had the spaghetti carbonara. I like the fact that it was a small place and was pretty packed for Valentines Day. The menu... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Very small restaurant and cozy atmosphere. Service was nice. The dishes were all just somewhat bland (and we've had these dishes at many authentic Italian restaurants). The wine by the glass, however, is a great deal. The wines by the glass were surprisingly reasonably priced for NYC, was good quality, and was well more than a glass each.

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New York City, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Cozy Italian restaurant, excellent food, reasonable prices, brick wall decor, wine list a little steep but I can recommend Nero D'Avila from Sicily, one of my favorite wines. Apparently has a garden in back. If you don't already know it, Avenue B prices are becoming like uptown. Interesting dishes, well-prepared, very congenial.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Was taken to the Barbone by my son and daughter in law on Thanksgiving weekend. What a wonderful place. We had the 5 item tasting menu and it was so delicous I really didnt want to share. The chicken livers were to die for. If you get the chance please go.

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