There’s Italian food and then there’s Italian American food. And for decades the latter version was looked down on as being, well, a bit déclassé. No more. This proudly old-fashioned red sauce joint does such a superb job with the “canon” of Italian American staples—chicken parmigiana, sausage and peppers, baked ziti—that you come away feeling like you’ve experienced something brand new (and very satisfying). And all in a cute, checkered-tablecloth restaurant that will bring you back, in spirit, to 1950s NYC. This roomy, uptown outlet is sister to the original down in Little Italy.
New York City
New York City› Restaurant
235 Columbus Ave. (btw. 70th and 71st sts.). ; Original restaurant at 248 Mulberry St. (near Prince St.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Upper West Side Hours Daily 11am–9pm Transportation Subway: 1, 2, 3, C, E to 72nd St. Phone 212/993-7189 Prices Main dishes $16–$27 Cuisine Type Italian Web site Parm
Map235 Columbus Ave. New York City
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