Time Out’s expansive food-and-culture destinations are what happens when your go-to guide to the city’s best restaurants, bars and things to do becomes an actual place. These are the spots we’ve curated with the same fuss, care and curiosity we bring to our editorial—and there’s probably one near you right now.
“Cucina povera” and “alta cucina” may be apples and oranges (or rather mele e arance), but we Americans adore them just the same. While we’ll happily scarf down the best Thai food in America as well as the international fare plated up at the best Japanese restaurants in America and the best Chinese restaurants in America, recent reports show that Americans love Italian food more than any other foreign cuisine. So when the inevitable cravings for exemplary pizza and pasta hit, head to the best Italian restaurants for some memorable, belt-loosening meals.