Restaurants

Top Choice Mediterranean in Hanalei

BarAcuda Tapas & Wine

This is the most chef-driven spot in Hanalei and its best kitchen. The wine list is expertly curated with a blend of new- and old-world vintners, and the tapas-style plates, featuring local beef, fish, pork and veg,…
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 barmen behind a long, crowded bar. This celebrated brasserie showcases modern, Italo-inspired fare like house-made papp…
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 Greek in Queens

Bahari

Many of Astoria's Greek restaurants are standard grill joints. Bahari branches out with the full range of casseroles and stews: moussaka with crusty-creamy bechamel, velvety slow-cooked beans, spinach-flecked rice. …
Top Choice Italian in West End & North End

Pomodoro

Pomodoro has a new (only slightly larger) location, but it's still one of the North End’s most romantic settings for delectable Italian. The food is simple but perfectly prepared: fresh pasta, spicy tomato sauce, gr…
Top Choice Italian in Kula

Kula Bistro

Is everyone in town here or what? Yup, sure looks like it. And we think we know why. This superb family-owned bistro offers a friendly dining room, sparkling service and delicious home cooking, including fabulous pi…
Top Choice Italian in Wailea

Ferraro’s

No other place in Wailea comes close to this breezy restaurant for romantic seaside dining. Lunch strays into fun offerings such as a lobster melt with avocado and sriracha ailoi and the black truffle pizza with car…
Top Choice Italian in Rockland

Primo

In a sprawling Victorian house a mile from downtown sits Primo, widely considered one of the best restaurants in Maine. Awarded chef Melissa Kelly has reached celebrity status for her creative ways with New England …
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 Belltown & Seattle Center

Tavolàta

Owned by top Seattle chef Ethan Stowell,Tavolàta is a dinner-only Italian-inspired eatery emphasizing homemade pasta dishes. Keeping things simple with venison-stuffed ravioli and linguine nero (clams with black pas…