Just a short cast from the U.N., you’ll find all the crowd-pleasers: fried calamari with marinara sauce, penne alla vodka and pizza Margherita. But the real bait for the tourists and local office workers is simply-prepared fish, such as grilled whole branzino with lemon and olive oil, or baked corbina in caper-garlic sauce. Meat dishes, like osso buco served over saffron rice, were less inspiring. In agreeable weather, ask to sit in the patio or on the upstairs balcony.
955–957 Second Ave
|Cross street:||between 50th and 51st Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–11:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: E, V to Lexington Ave–53rd St; 6 to 51st St|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, DC, MC, V|