Mediterraneo owners Massimo Stocchi and Vito Mezzatesta joined with wine director Massimiliano Caldini, once a server at Da Silvano, to open this elegant wine bar outfitted in marble and brown leather banquettes. Their collection of 60 bottles is sourced exclusively from Italy; among the 20 by-the-glass selections is a sparkling lambrusco, available for just $4. In warmer weather, patrons can snack on stuzzichini—small plates, including swordfish carpaccio, anchovy-topped crostini, and a range of sliced meats and cheeses—in the spacious outdoor café.
1268 Second Ave
|Cross street:||between 66th and 67th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun noon–1am; Fri, Sat noon–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 68th St–Hunter College|
|Price:||Average glass wine: $6. AmEx, MC, V|
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