Naturally, the creamy-rich concoction known as fettuccine Alfredo gets star billing here. The curvy red leather chairs and zebrawood bar make the place feel more Austin Powers than Augustus Caesar, but chef Mirco Grassini’s menu is thoroughly Italian. The luscious signature pasta is best ordered as a primo, which will leave room for what’s to come. Italian standards are presented next to such contemporary fare as a pan-seared yellowfin tuna encrusted in pepper and sesame seeds. Brace yourself for a double whammy at dessert time: Both the ice cream and the chocolate sauce that accompany the warm fennel tart are flavored with Sambuca.
Alfredo of Rome
|Venue name:||Alfredo of Rome||Contact:|
4 W 49th St
|Cross street:||at Fifth Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11:30am–11pm; Sat noon–11pm; Sun 1–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R, W to 49th St; 1 to 50th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $27. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|