FELICE's restaurants, and specifically, pasta always impress us so we extended an invite to join Time Out Market New York. Learn how our market curation works here, but basically we tasted the food, reviewed the restaurants and, ultimately, recommended FELICE for a coveted spot. Here’s why:
This 60-seat trattoria in the Financial District’s Gild Hall Hotel is the third location from the team behind Felice Wine Bar and Felice Ristorante & Wine Bar. Diners tuck into signature Tuscan dishes, while the wine-bottle-lined walls, wine-jug chandeliers and tufted leather banquettes echo its uptown siblings' aesthetic.
The Tuscan offering are plenty enough that you can choose your own adventure: light and vegetable forward or comforting and carb-heavy. Toast topped with kale and anchovies or burrata over roasted cauliflower make for vibrant starters that sing with acidic olive oil. Even the bread basket reads very Italian with tender slices of olive loaf, perfect for scraping your plates clean.
Moving on to the filling pastas, there really isn’t a wrong option. Tender fettuccini in a rich and hearty veal bolognese is just as good of a choice as their creamy cacio e pepe or fluffy potato gnocchi. Each bowl was perfectly al dente while showcasing stunning sauces that read as both rustic and refined, giving the elevated sense of comfort we crave out of a spot like this.
Whether you’re looking for a fun date night spot or a casual comforting meal, Felice brings all the cozy vibes and carbs to the table.