Pizza, Pasta and Espresso

After a long day of showing apartments in Tribeca, what I needed was a good cappuccino. I reach the corner of Franklin and West Broadway and see a charming Tavola Calda. I walk inside and am greeted by a handsome Italian. Cappucino please. As I see him working on my drink I get a wiff of the pizza coming out of the oven. Not your typical round pie but the long rectangle logs you find in Rome.

I reach into my wallet to pay and realize I only have a dollar. Darn. Can I use my debit card? The gorgeous Italian says,” it’s my treat and I hope you’ll be back soon.” Well gorgeous Italian, if you’re here, I will.

Well as promised, I did. Franklin Cafe is a charming cafe serving pizza, pasta, salads, secondi piatti and desserts. Basically an Italian cafeteria with the volume turned up. Everything there is fresh and delicous. The service is outstanding. It was like a quick trip to Italy without the jet lag. Did I mention great eyecandy too:)?

Happiness, $25 and under.

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A fierce love of food and twin careers in real estate and fashion taught Rose to look for the hottest item and the hottest deal. Perfect attributes for creating Cheapeatsinc.com. When friends and clients needed a great meal at a great price, she could rattle off restaurant names the way a sports nut ticks off batting averages—but with a lot more home runs. Now it’s all at Cheapeats, where you’ll find “Happiness, $25 and under.”

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