Jazz trumpeter Luca Fadda and his wife, Giorgia Zedda, are taking an improvisational approach to their wine bar, Epistrophy, named after the Thelonious Monk song. It’s a work-in-progress with inexpensive wines—mostly from Italy—available by the glass, carafe or bottle. The arty crowd, which gathers to munch on cheese and olives, also partakes of European-style breakfasts (coffee and croissants), light lunches (salad, soup and panini) and daily pasta specials.
200 Mott St
|Cross street:||between Kenmare and Spring Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun noon–12:30am; Fri, Sat noon–1:30am|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to Spring St|
|Price:||Average drink: $7. AmEx, MC, V|