Parm is slowly taking over New York, and we’re not mad about it. If you’re on the Upper West Side and craving casual Italian for lunch or dinner, it won’t disappoint. The classic sandwiches are great (though you will probably need a nap after taking on the Chicken Parm), but the vegetable sides and salads are good alternatives if you want something a little lighter.
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