Former Barbarini owners Stefano Barbagallo and Adriana Luque bounce back from Hurricane Sandy with this 120-seat Italian eatery at the same location. The husband-and-wife team scaled back the retail area, making space for a skylighted dining room packed with wooden two-tops. Slide into a brown banquette for classics like mozzarella-and-eggplant caponatina, fettuccine with shrimp and tomatoes, and torta di pinoli (pine-nut cake). At the expanded bar area, find charcuterie and cheese plates along with Italian wines.
225-227 Front St
|Cross street:||between Beekman St and Peck Slip|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10am–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, J, Z, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Fulton St|
|Price:||Average main course: $19. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|