At chef-owner Albano Ballerini’s slow-food gem, shareable nibbles dominate the menu. A meat and formaggio plate includes an earthy truffled sottocenere cheese and hard disks of spicy salami, while a selection of roasts, such as well-seasoned leg of lamb, rotates nightly. Wines get equal play: Unusual vinos from the Marche region in central Italy abound, and the excellent house vintage is only $18 for a half liter.
Alíseo Osteria del Borgo
|Venue name:||Alíseo Osteria del Borgo|
665 Vanderbilt Ave
|Cross street:||between Park and Prospect Pls|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Thu 6–11pm; Fri, Sat 6pm–midnight; Sun 5–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, Q to Seventh Ave; 2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza|
|Price:||Average main course: $19. AmEx, MC, V|