Find coastal Italian fare at this restaurant–wine bar in Harlem. The casual 57-seat spot offers a small menu of classics, including homemade spaghetti with fava beans, sautéed striped bass in ramp sauce, and grilled octopus on a bed of celery frisée. To drink: an extensive 53-bottle wine list highlighting small producers from the boot-shaped country. Park yourself at the mahogany zinc-topped bar—dug out from an old Gramercy Park tavern—or in one of the church-pew banquettes.
2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd (Eighth Ave)
|Cross street:||at 119th St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 6pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: B, C, 2, 3 to 116th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $20. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|