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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Lanza's New York City

Lanza's is one of those New York restaurants that has been serving diners real Italian dishes since 1904!  I really enjoy places like this, since it's old New York and still retains it's old fashioned values from the waiters that do not write your order down however long it may be to the original pressed steel ceiling, white linen tablecloths to original stained glass windows and more than likely I sat in a chair that could have been original. 
Co-owner Edy, is of Colombian and Italian descent and realizes the value of a historical restaurant and maintains it as such. He showed me where Frank Sinatra played cards in the back, so that's OK in my book!
My veal parm was pretty much excellent and was a BIG portion.  Most of the pasta is made in the restaurant; the sauce (or gravy) was great and very rich and the mozzarella was made in the back fresh.  I'll have to return for the ravioli and take in all the history that has made this place a gem on 1st Avenue.
Look at the ceiling!

Tomato and Mozzarella

Veal Parm

168 1st Avenue@11th Street, NYC

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