restaurants / Italian

Lonely Planet review

Chef-owner Michael Tusk won the 2011 James Beard Award for best chef. Ever since, it's been hard to book a table at Cotogna (and its fancier big sister Quince next door), but it's worth planning ahead to be rewarded with authentic, wood-fired rustica Italian cooking that magically balances a few pristine flavors in pastas, tender-to-the-tooth pizzas and rotisserie meats.

Every bottle of wine costs $40. The $24 prix-fixe menu is a steal. To avoid reservations and waits Monday to Saturday, come between 3pm and 5pm for late lunch.