The walls are covered with clocks (orologi), but this comfortable trattoria won’t rush you. Highlights on the extensive menu include crisp quail over polenta; creamy mozzarella di bufala; and black-and-white pasta with a fresh, spicy tomato sauce. An expertly grilled herb-marinated rib-eye steak arrived with heaping piles of salad and fries; all benefitted greatly from a couple of dashes of salt. You’ll want to take your time over the righteous desserts.
162 Ave A
|Cross street:||between 10th and 11th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 4pm–midnight; Fri–Sun noon–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: L to First Ave; 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average main course: $14. AmEx, MC, V|