Restaurateur Massimo Lusardi (Uva) and chef Mark Barrett (Babbo) showcase the cuisine of Italy at this 64-seat canteen, decorated with brass light fixtures and a cherrywood mantel. The menu draws inspiration from all over the country, featuring dishes like fennel-flecked white shrimp, carrot-and-chive tagliatelle and scallops with sunchoke puree. Musically themed cocktails by Sean McClure (Craft) nod to the spot’s former tenant, O. Pagani & Bros. record store: The Victrola Spritz is named after an antique music player, while the Beach-Bum uses a Jamaican rum by Island Records founder Chris Blackwell.
289 Bleecker St
|Cross street:||at Seventh Ave South|
|Opening hours:||Daily 5pm–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, B, C, D, E, F, M to W 4th St; 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq|
|Price:||Average main course: $20. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|