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168 W. 18th St. (Seventh Ave.) Send to Phone

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Le Madri Restaurant Review

: Le Madri was one of the first restaurants in town to tout the distinction of Tuscan cuisine, and it still does a better job with the cuisine than most of its followers. The name means the mothers in Italian, because, as owner Pino Luongo has said, a good Italian restaurant should draw inspiration from traditional home cooking. Indeed, his roster of chefs has included many talented women. A fashionable clientele is attracted to the large main dining room with its vaulted ceiling, Tuscan-yellow walls, artsy black-and-white photos, plush padded seats, and ethereal dried tropical foliage in a canopy above the dining area. Tables are set well apart and there’s a wood-burning oven. Distinctive specialties include the thin-crusted pizzas, carpaccios and homemade pastas. The osso buco is a lusty main course; we also enjoy the wood oven-roasted baby chicken or fish. Desserts are good and the Italian wine list with more than 200 offerings is more than good.
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