Sun-Thu, 11:30am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-11:30pm
6 at 68th St.-Hunter College
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To differentiate itself from its (now closed) Second Avenue sibling, this ever-so-slightly-more-southern outpost of 77th Street's Bar Italia brings "an unexpected downtown atmosphere" to its uptown address, hoping for a Mediterranean vibe that's less formal experience than those of Madison Avenue's other pricey joints. "We wanted a fun, light but real Italian spot" Denoyer tells us. It's the mood that's the big selling point — the pan-Italian menu won't deviate much from that of the original Bar Italia, including papardelle bolognese, herb-infused steaks, and homey veal ragu.