The owner of this restaurant is dedicated, obsessively so, to the cuisine of Abruzzo, the region east of Rome, where he long studied with home cooks. He also runs more casual Brigantessa up the street, with a slight…
One of the city's more sophisticated kitchens, with an excellent brunch too. Snack in the bar or reserve in the Wine Room, for the chef's great-value tasting menu. Refreshing no-tipping policy.
Mamma mia, this is impressive Italian food. Not only are the flavors everything you could ask for, one of the owners is an award-winning gelato maker and the 2nd floor has its own gelato factory. Some of the main co…
See why Jose Garces was an Iron Chef – his traditional Spanish tapas are fresh and garlicky, and the atmosphere is bustling and loud at the long communal tables. May close early (9pm) if nobody's there.
It's hard to argue with pizza and beer, especially when it's crispy Naples style – but also try the heartier dishes from all over Italy, such as the wood-oven-braised guinea hen or the gnocchi nduja.
'Sunday gravy,' that delectable tomato-meat sauce that's a staple of Italian-American tables, is served every night at this homey BYOB.
Bread, pizza and torta rustica round out the menu alongside the biscotti. Charismatic owner Larry Laguttata offers a bread-baking class ($85) every Sunday.
An intimate locals' fave, with sometimes extravagant Mediterranean dishes such as fettuccine with lamb ragù.