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  • Carmine’s

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    Okay, so we couldn’t make a list of NYC’s best family-style Italian and not mention Carmine’s. If you ever find yourself in Times Square, this is the place to go before a show with kids. It’s loud and fun – and perfect to fill up everyone’s stomachs before a big Broadway show. It’s also a huge space with many tables so there is a very good chance you can get a table without a reservation.

    200 West 44th Street
    New York, NY 10036
    (212) 221-3800

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  • Dominick’s Restaurant


    Forget Little Italy – Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is the place to find any and all things Italian in New York City. The restaurant doesn’t really have menus, and the tables are all communal. Just shout out your order to your friendly waiter and soak up the atmosphere. Make sure to try the stuffed artichoke and the baked clams – out of this world! Just a note: this place is cash only.

    Dominick’s Restaurant
    2335 Arthur Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10458
    (718) 733-2807

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  • Trattoria Romana

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    A friendly place where the chef and owners greets everyone, Trattoria Romana has some of the best Italian food on Staten Island. The prices might seem on the high side but the portions are very family friendly (i.e. sharable). Make sure to try to the brick oven pizzas and the seafood dishes.

    Trattoria Romana
    1476 Hylan Blvd
    Staten Island, New York 10305
    (718) 980-3113

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  • Vinny’s of Carroll Gardens

    Vinny’s is a small family owned business that’s been in the neighborhood for as long as anyone can remember. The food is good, inexpensive, and plentiful. Our favorites include the penne alla vodka, the meatballs, and an order of fried calamari. Use the bread to sop up the amazing red sauce! A family meal can be had inexpensively by ordering a main course which includes a side of pasta and sauce – enough for a family of four!

    Vinny’s of Carroll Gardens
    295 Smith Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11231
    (718) 875-5600