The name of this Tuscan café and grocery means “unexpected”—an apt adjective for such a worthy spot, located in the restaurant-starved heart of Battery Park City. Owner Frank Casano (Inatteso Pizzabar Casano, Adrienne’s Pizzabar) remedies the area’s culinary monotony with crispy panini (try the satisfying fried green tomatoes with mozzarella and basil pesto) and essential household provisions (like eggs, milk and cheese). Satisfying another basic need: house-baked desserts like an airy Nutella mousse cake or a limoncello tart.
Inatteso Cafe Casano
|Venue name:||Inatteso Cafe Casano||Contact:|
38 West St
|Cross street:||at 2nd Pl|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 6:30am–8pm; Sat, Sun 8am–8pm|
|Transport:||Subway: R, W, 1 to Rector St|
|Price:||Average main course: $7. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|