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East Village
This homey, low-ceilinged trattoria welcomes diners with tantalizing scents emanating from the kitchen. Tucked away on the list of sides, the melanzane al funghetto—diced eggplant served in a tangy tomato sauce—will have you sopping up every last bit of sauce. An appetizer of prosciutto and mozzarella di bufala arrives with a generous serving of greens and tomatoes. Rich lasagna, baked in individual pottery dishes, is a far cry from those tired Little Italy slabs. A special of lobster ravioli packs juicy morsels of seafood in a tomato-cream sauce.
Venue name: Max (CLOSED)
Address: 51 Ave B
New York
Cross street: between 3rd and 4th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 5–11pm; Fri, Sat 5pm–midnight; Sun 3–11pm
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average main course: $10. Cash only
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