The clattering of silverware against plates, the hum of lively conversations—these are the sounds that spill out onto the Spring Street sidewalk from Giorgione, a stylish yet nonchalant eatery and a hit with west Soho denizens. The restaurant’s owned by Giorgio DeLuca of Dean and DeLuca fame, so diners would expect the highest quality ingredients. Yet while a deliciously charred pizza topped with luscious bresaola and peppery arugula, and oysters from the raw bar—a fixture at any Euro-fab eatery—induce moans of pleasure, the grilled veal chop can be riddled with pockets of fat, and the duck ragù coating a nicely al dente pasta can be bland and watery. But if you can tolerate the inconsistency, the scene (and the pizza) are worth it.
307 Spring St
|Cross street:||at Hudson St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–3pm, 6–11pm; Fri noon–3pm, 6pm–midnight; Sat 6pm–midnight; Sun noon–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E to Spring St|
|Price:||Average main course: $22. AmEx, MC, V|