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80 Good

Honest Italian at fair prices, on the Upper West Side, no less.

665 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY, 10025


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The lowdown

Gennaro Picone’s industrious enterprise on the upper reaches of Amsterdam Avenue has morphed over time into the de facto Italian neighborhood joint for the entire Upper West Side. This is good, honest food, fairly priced. Be prepared to pay cash for your stinco di agnello (lamb shank braised in red-wine sauce) or your fresh gnocchi drenched in cream and basil, and to smile indulgently as other people’s children roll about under your knees.

Adam Platt

What you need to know

Insider Tips Cash Only

Recommended DishesAntipasto della casa; lamb shank with couscous.

DrinksBeer & Wine Only

Noise LevelCivilized