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502 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024, United States | (212) 874-4559

price range

$$ (Entrees $15 to $30)

cuisine

Italian

features

Great value

neighborhood

Upper West Side
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Even though only a laminated piece of paper on the door denotes this tiny dinner-only Italian spot, lines start to form early. The draw: generous pours of wine and big portions of Neapolitan staples, from antipasti to artisanal pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and ubiquitous gelato desserts—all at reasonable prices. Don’t miss the cheese plate, dictated tableside in thick Italian by the characterful owner, Carmine Mitroni.

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Even though only a laminated piece of paper on the door denotes this tiny dinner-only Italian spot, lines start to form early. The draw: generous pours of wine and big portions of Neapolitan staples, from antipasti to artisanal pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and ubiquitous gelato desserts—all at reasonable prices. Don’t miss the cheese plate, dictated tableside in thick Italian by the characterful owner, Carmine Mitroni.