Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Midtown

ViceVersa

ViceVersa is quintessential Italian: suave and sophisticated, affable and scrumptious. The menu features refined, cross-regional dishes like arancini with black truffle and fontina cheese. For a celebrated classic, …
Top Choice Italian in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Maialino

Fans reserve tables up to four weeks in advance at this Danny Meyer classic, but the best seats in the house are at the walk-in bar, manned by sociable, knowledgeable staffers. Wherever you’re plonked, take your tas…
Top Choice Italian in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Locanda Verde

Step through the velvet curtains into a scene of loosened button-downs, black dresses and slick bar staff behind a long, crowded bar. This celebrated brasserie showcases modern, Italo-inspired fare like housemade ri…
Top Choice Italian in SoHo & Chinatown

Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria

Whether it's espresso at the front bar, something from the deli or long-and-lazy Italian feasting in the sunken dining room, Il Buco's trendier spin-off delivers the goods. Brickwork and giant industrial lamps set a…
Italian in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Rosemary's

One of the West Village's hottest restaurants, Rosemary's serves high-end Italian fare that more than lives up to the hype. In a vaguely farmhouse-like setting, diners tuck into generous portions of housemade pastas…
Italian in Brooklyn: Fort Greene, Clinton Hill & Bed-Stuy

Roman's

In a small, buzzing space on restaurant-dotted DeKalb Ave, Roman's is a celebration of seasonal locavorism, with a focused menu that changes nightly. Dishes feature imaginative combinations (sourced from small, sust…
Italian in Staten Island

Enoteca Maria

One of Staten Island's best culinary destinations, this delightful, warmly lit Italian eatery attracts foodies from near and far. The draw: exquisite old-world recipes that feature ingredients like fresh fennel, bak…
Italian in SoHo & Chinatown

Il Buco

It's hard to resist this Italian charmer, nostalgically cluttered with copper pots, kerosene lamps and antique furniture. Sink your teeth into seasonal, sophisticated beauties such as Vermont burrata (soft Italian c…
Italian in East Village & Lower East Side

Lavagna

Dark wood, flickering candles and a fiery glow from a somewhat open kitchen help make homey Lavagna a late-night hideaway for lovers. But it's laid-back enough to make it appropriate for children, at least in the ea…
Italian in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Trattoria Il Mulino

That head chef Michele Mazza looks uncannily like Italian film star Marcello Mastroianni seems apt – his beautifully prepared dishes personify Italian dolce vita. The pasta dishes and wood-fired pizzas are particula…