What is it: This long-running pizzeria is the downtown destination for addictive Italian. Made extra cozy by the combo of a dimly-lit room and a blazing wood-fired oven, it's suitably snug enough for a date. The signature pies can be spiced up with a wide range of toppings, from house smoked mozzarella to locally sourced pistachios.
Why go: Celebs from Oprah to Martha Stewart have publicly raved about the food made by this joint’s main man, Chris Bianco. He has a slew of awards under his belt, including a much-coveted one from the James Beard Foundation. Plus, this is legit pizza heaven.