It’s fitting that an eatery whose name means “noon” should sport sunny, canary-colored walls and doors that swing open in fine midday weather. Florentine cuisine triumphs at this Soho spot, especially sautéed calamari with silky avocado, tomato, red pepper, and a touch of lemon and olive oil. Chilly beef carpaccio comes strewn with slivers of Parmesan and artichoke hearts, and vanilla-tinged crema gratinata (an Italian crème brûlée) is a favorite.
195 Spring St
|Cross street:||at Sullivan St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–4pm, 6pm–midnight; Sat, Sun noon–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E to Spring St|
|Price:||Average main course: $25. AmEx, MC, V|