Italian in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Celebrity chef Mario Batali has multiple restaurants in Manhattan, but everyone has a sneaking suspicion that this two-level split townhouse is his favorite. Exciting dishes such as wild boar ragu and gnocchi with braised oxtail pepper the menu and the exceptionally friendly staff can help with wine pairings or tasting menus. Reservations are recommended if you don't want a wait.