The owners named their trattoria after their birthplace, a coastal town in Montenegro, but other than a seaside mural by the bar, there’s nothing beachy about the rather formal, mahogany-walled dining room. The consistent kitchen prepares reliable Italian food from North to South, including fresh Mediterranean catches like branzino and numerous sauce-and-cheese variations on veal scaloppine (try it with mushrooms, cream and a drizzle of white truffle oil). Service is gentlemanly; the room, conversation-friendly and…my goodness, we’ve been here for quite a while, haven’t we?
517 Second Ave
|Cross street:||between 28th and 29th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 11:30pm–10:30pm; Fri 11:30am–11:30pm; Sat 3–11:30pm; Sun 3–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 28th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $16. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|