Lasagna Restaurant is a great, authentic "local" jewel. It is a small restaurant, so the noise level is low. The service is excellent and the pasta dishes are hard to beat. It is also modestly priced for NYC Italian dining. The garlic bread preceding the meal is wonderful. If you don't see exactly what you want on the menu, they are open to making it specifically for you! Don't want to send too many folks to this favorite of mine, but I only visit NY about 4 times a year, so I guess I will share it!