Set in sedate Seventh Avenue, this buzzy enoteca’s sleek, wood-accented design seems more Park Avenue than Park Slope. A wood-burning stove turns out smoky, crispy pizzas and crumbly fruit crosatas, while the open kitchen serves seasonal Southern Italian fare to a lively crowd of daters and other fashionable grownups. Despite the sceney vibe, grandma makes several appearances on the menu and the crowd eats up her hefty Nonna’s meatballs and Pollo della Nonna, moist chicken breast rolled and stuffed with veal and pecorino atop superfresh sautéed spinach. The market sensibility extends to the bar: in-season fruits form the basis for well-executed—and popular—drink specials that keep the noise level high, even on the charming patio.
196 Malcolm X Blvd (Lenox Ave)
|Cross street:||at 120th St|
|Transport:||Subway: 2, 3 to 116th St|
|Price:||AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V.|