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Bona Fides

60 Second Ave. (3rd & 4th Sts.) Send to Phone
212-777-2840 | Menu
This East Village Italian eatery excels at comfort cuisine and casual allure.
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Bona Fides Restaurant Review

: This under-the-radar Italian eatery charms with its traditional style and garden seating (when weather permits). Best of all---all your Italian favorites are inexpensive and just what the doctor ordered when you're craving a hearty bowl of pasta and some tranquility. Comfort is fried calamari, sweet lobster ravioli, and a nice vino while the crooners serenade in the background.

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Average rating    5
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A feel-like-home Italiant Gem
by llegry on Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:40 am
I hesitate to write a glowing review for fear of having a bunch of strangers show up and make noise while I'm trying to enjoy a quiet, relaxing dinner with friends. However, I love this place. I love the food, the atmosphere, the music and the family that owns and operates Bona Fides.

I've been eating here regularly for the past 10 years or more and I've never been disappointed. The wine selection is good and affordable. I have to say that the filet is one of the best I've ever had. One of my personal favorites is the smoked asparagus ravioli in vodka sauce. I could sit and eat the crusty, aromatic and delicious bread all night long, except I always want to leave room for the main course. The fresh salmon is particularly tasty with a crusty grilled finish and a rare and succulent interior.

In New York, restaurants full of noise and glamor are a dime a dozen. This peaceful oasis of calm is truly a rare gem in our city's crown.
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