I am looking for somewhere to eat on Monday night while in NYC. Any suggestions are appreciated, but I would really like to find some authentic Italian. Fresh food, from people that are actually Italian. No chains. Looking for homemade pastas, good quality. Don't care about it being super fancy at all. Just amazing food, that I'd be unable to get at home. Hope someone can help. The sheer amount of places are overwhelming and I feel that I'm about to be victim to a TOURIST TRAP! Thanks!
Also, any suggestions for Thai, Chinese, Sushi, Seafood, French, etc. would be great. We'll be there a few days. Would like local, authentic experiences :) Looking for things I can't get in suburbia.