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Restaurant Name: MINETTA TAVERN
How Many Hearts?:
Address: 113 Macdougal Street
New York, New York 10012
Phone Number: (212) 475-3850
Type of Food: Italian
Hours: 7 Days
Dress: Adult
Reservations: Suggested
Description of Restaurant:

This New York City village institution since 1937 is going strong and still remembers its roots; to providing good drinks and traditional Italian dishes that came to be their trademark fare.

Prices are reasonable for the quality and finesse of the cuisine.

The Food

A Love Chef favorite:
Marinated and grilled Octopus with warm olive oil potato salad @ $11.00.

Steamed Mussels with a heady hit of saffron, garlic and basil @ $10.00.

Grilled Portobello Mushroom with Baby Artichoke in garlic, wine and seasoned 
with sage @ $9.50.
Homemade Papradelle with rabbit, shiitake mushrooms and pistachios @ $16.00.

Tagliatelle, veal ragu @ $15.00.

Fusilli Amatriciana (bacon, onions and tomatoes) @ $16.00.

Linguine with roasted baby clams @ $17.00.

If you are a steak lover, here's a great T-Bone Steak grilled your way, served with 
sauteéd spinach @ $26.00.

Spicy Chicken
sauteéd with rosemary, chilis and white wine @ $16.00.

Sweet Breads, picatta style, served with
sauteéd greens @ $17.00.

One of Minetta's favorites: Risotto Frutta Di Mare (fruits of the sea), a hearty
dish @ $25.00.

A Vegetarian Dish of grilled seasonal vegetables with melted fontina cheese
@ $16.00 the plate.

Yes, the temptation tray offerings are worth the calories.
A decant wine list not outrageously priced.

Whether you're a local or visitor, do make this a destination while shopping and taking in the sites of one of New York's oldest historical neighborhoods.

Manetta Tavern is a great restaurant for a family outing or special occasion, with caring and attentive service. Also a wonderful experience to be had by all!!

And, yes. You may see your Love Chef enjoying a cocktail at the neighborhood-friendly bar.

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