You’ll want to remember how the Italians eat: slowly. Let yourself unwind to the Europop soundtrack. Soak up the serenity of the intimate, spare space, with its bold still lifes on peach walls. Savor hearty pasta dishes such as homemade linguine tossed with artichokes and shrimp in a light tomato sauce. And linger over fine Northern Italian preparations like tender calamari fritti, served with mildly spicy dipping sauce, or sautéed sea bass in a cherry-tomato sauce. The warm chocolate-pecan tart is just one more reason to take your own sweet time.
1483 First Ave
|Cross street:||between 77th and 78th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–midnight; Sat 11:30am–midnight; Sun 11:30am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 77th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|