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Arté: Despite its prime proximity to NYU’s bustling campus sprawl, you won’t find any cool coeds hanging out at Italian eatery Arté—that is, unless they were roped into coming by their (grand)parents. The longtime Village standby serves up standard Northern Italian fare to the affluent AARP crowd, and it’s not hard to see why the older folk flock to the upscale spot. The menu, priced well beyond a student budget, features comfortable, uncontroversial dishes sure to leave granny heartburn-free—there’s the ubiquitous calamari fritti and caprese salad (both $12), pastas like linguini with a choice of red or white clam sauce ($22) and several carne selections, like veal chops with rosemary and sage ($36). It’s not bad food, doled out in ample portions by an attentive staff, who are quick to give vino advice or flambé a crème brûlée tableside. The décor’s a bit dated (read: murals of Roman columns on the walls, elaborate, plastic-looking potted plants), but the white tablecloths, dark wood bar and fireplaces lend a pleasantly warm, homey atmosphere. Bring Grandma, she’ll love it—just make sure she foots the bill.