I had dinner at Amarone during a recent business trip based on the recommendation from my hotel, and was not disappointed. This is old school, white table clothe dining in a charming little spot on 9th Ave. The food was great, as good or better than anything I've had in Little Italy. If your staying in midtown, save the cab fare and the hassle of getting downtown and give Amarone a try. Very convenient to the theater district as well.