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"Properly dubbed "the fireside cafe," La Lanterna di Vittorio boasts fireplaces upstairs and down, wood-and-brick walls, and a knight in shining armor at every turn. Upstairs the soda fountain recalls a little taste of the old world. Steaming brews and sinful desserts – French, German, and Italian pastries – are served in the most exquisite, antique-filled Village environment. Be warned that your diets are doomed here.
Romantic Note: The slightly more intimate downstairs room opens at 6:00pm." --"The Best Places to Kiss In and Around New York City," by Sheree Bykofsky