It appears to be a generic little restaurant serving Caesar salad and pasta with red sauce, but a closer look reveals that the inviting room is full of locals enjoying food made exclusively with organic meat and vegetables, served by a cheerful, knowledgeable staff. Tagliata di manzo (grilled New York steak on a bed of arugula) and penne Ortolana with sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach in a light tomato-cream sauce—these may not sound like major culinary departures, but both are loaded with flavor. Waiters are eager to recommend reasonably priced wines and may even pull out an unusual organic vintage to match your meal.
|Venue name:||Caffè Rosso||Contact:|
284 W 12th St
|Cross street:||at Hudson St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–11:30pm, Sun 4–11:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $20. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|