Locanda Verde

Top choice italian in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

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 rigatoni with rabbit genovese or grilled swordfish with eggplant caponata. Weekend brunch is no less creative: try scampi and grits or lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberries. Bookings recommended.