A spacious dining room and solicitous service make Puttanesca a good place for a large group or for a romantic tête-à-tête. Carpaccio di melanzana, marinated eggplant with roasted peppers, is deliciously salty, and portobello con caprino, meaty chunks of mushroom with creamy goat cheese, arugula and chopped tomato, tastes fresh from the garden. Costoletta di vitello, a grilled veal chop, was flavorful if a bit underdone. House-made pastas include addictive tortellini della nonna, a plentiful plate of meat-filled pasta with prosciutto, mushroom and peas in a Parmesan sauce.
|Venue name:||Puttanesca (CLOSED)||Contact:|
859 Ninth Ave
|Cross street:||at 56th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–midnight; Fri, Sat noon–1am; Sun 11am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, B, D, 1 to 59th St–Columbus Circle|
|Price:||Average main course: $13. AmEx|