The Bruno brothers (chef Antonio, president Gerardo and wine director Cosimo) go straight to the family farm in Campania to get top-notch ingredients for their high-end oasis in midtown. (Frette napkins and white-coated waiters signal that you’ll want to put this one on the expense account.) Luscious burrata (an extra-creamy version of mozzarella) pairs beautifully with prosciutto and figs, and an appetizer of octopus, potatoes and green beans is perfectly dressed in a basil-and-lemon puree. Delicate house-made scialatielli pasta is topped with clams, asparagus and tomatoes. The massive wine list includes plenty of hard-to-find Italian vintages.
|Venue name:||San Pietro||Contact:|
18 E 54th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Madison Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat noon–2:30pm; 5–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: E to Fifth Ave–53rd St|
|Price:||Average main course: $25. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|