by Kathleen Squires
As Broadway ticket prices continue to inch up ($250 for a premium seat at "Gypsy" or "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," for example), it's nice to know that someone in the Theater District is in tune with the times. The new 44th Street wine bar Gallo Nero kindly keeps the economy in mind with well-prepared Italian classics at recession-worthy prices. Try finding a bowl of pasta as delicious as the meze maniche--rigatoni-like noodles with tomato, buffalo mozzarella and prosciutto--for $10 in the nabe. Or a winter dish as generous and satisfying as the short ribs with near-gravity-defying gnocchi for $15 (the most expensive dish in the house). Open only three weeks, audience response so far points to a long, extended run.