Simple, straightforward fare reigns at this unpretentious Soho trattoria. The carciofi alla giudia, a Roman-Jewish dish of artichokes fried in olive oil, is done particularly well. Ditto the thin-crust pizzas—the pristine Margherita arrives crisp and charred, topped with just enough elastic mozzarella and a tomato sauce enlivened with garlic and basil. Forgo the basic desserts for another round of bruschette: The garlicky crusts of bread can be topped with a briny trio of chopped Sicilian olive varieties.
184 Spring St
|Cross street:||between Sullivan and Thompson Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–3:30pm, 5pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E to Spring St|
|Price:||Average main course: $20. Cash only|