If you’re drawn to celebrities, not celebrity chefs, head to Orso, a favorite among bicoastal theater and film folk. The relaxed environment, low-key service and refreshingly affordable wines set the stage for reliable classics from the daily changing menu, such as caprese salad, rigatoni with rich bolognese sauce and Roman-style suckling pig.
322 W 46th St
|Cross street:||between Eighth and Ninth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri noon–11:45pm; Wed, Sat, Sun 11:30am–11:45pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority|
|Price:||Average main course: $22. AmEx, MC, V|