At this colorful Italian eatery directly across the street from Carnegie Hall, the walls have ears—or rather, a giant sculpture of an ear, along with a huge eye and a single enormous tit. The exuberant décor is matched by a menu that runs from deeply rich fare, such as linguini carbonara with lobster, to austere pizzas with crisp, papyrus-like crusts. The Roman Ghetto-style baby artichokes are a perfect appetizer, but picky eaters are also free to assemble their own starters at the well-stocked antipasto bar.
|Venue name:||Trattoria dell’Arte||Contact:|
900 Seventh Ave
|Cross street:||between 56th and 57th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11:45am–4pm, 5–11:15pm; Sun 11am–4pm, 5–10:15pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, B, D, 1 to 59th St–Columbus Circle|
|Price:||Average main course: $25. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|