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Bar Pitti

268 Sixth Ave., New York, NY 10014 40.729378 -74.002279
nr. Bleecker St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-982-3300 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
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Hours

Daily, noon-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.; 1 at Houston St.

Prices

$13.50-$25.50

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

Pitti opened in 1992 nearly two decades after Silvano Marchetto combined the trattoria formula with a see-and-be-seen sidewalk setting at adjacent Da Silvano. Marchetto had initially conceived of a more casual Pitti as part of an expansion, but a family tragedy inspired him to enlist a partner, Giovanni Tognozzi. Arguments over meatball-recipe theft and lawsuits soon followed, but the feud seems to have mellowed since then. What's left is a sienna-painted bare-bones space packed with wooden tables—greatly improved by a mirrored wall and exceptional outdoor seating. A blackboard of twenty or so static specials extend the basic Tuscan menu: assembled antipasti like oil-packed tuna jumbled with cannellini beans, quick-fry pasta, the storied veal meatballs, etc. The chic reputation carried over from Da Silvano still fills the spot with Mikli-framed gallery types peeking at each other, but it's the fast-moving Italian guy in faded pajama pants who gives this place its mystique.

Note

Bar Pitti only accepts reservation for parties of four or more.

Recommended Dishes

Polpettine di vitello, $9.50; melanzana parmigiana, $9.50

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