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Aroma

36 E. 4th St., New York, NY 10003 40.72734 -73.992139
nr. Bowery  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-375-0100 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Critics' Rating: ***

    Key to Prices and ratings

    Upscale
    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10

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    3 Reviews | Write a Review

Photo by Gavin Thomas

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Official Website

aromanyc.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 5pm-midnight; Fri-Sat, 5pm-1am; Sun, 5pm-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Bleecker St.

Prices

$16-$21

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Live Music
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Romantic

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

The drop-in diners here look as though they can't believe their luck. Ending up at this unprepossessing space for a casual bite, they've stumbled on attention-getting food. A birch bar on one side of the narrow room faces a handful of small tables and an exposed brick wall covered with shelves of wine bottles. There's another dining room hidden downstairs. Once the food arrives, it's clear you're in more than competent hands. The menu takes an easygoing dip into various Italian regional cuisines, from Di Palo ricotta cavatelli to Giannone chicken. House-made pastas stand up to rich, meaty sauces, like a lobster ravioli, as well as lighter seasonal treatments. Not everything finds the right balance, but the overall attention to detail is encouraging: The house-marinated olives have a complex fennel taste reminiscent of za’atar. With touches like these, Aroma earns itself a lot of good will.

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