• Bar Pitti

  • Italian $13.50-$25.50
  • 268 Sixth Ave.
    New York, NY 10014
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone: 212-982-3300
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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, and the feud got so heated that in 2014 someone smoke-bombed Bar Pitti (it technically ended two years later, when Da Silvano closed). 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 20 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. The food isn’t in conversations about the city’s best Italian cooking, but the restaurant hasn’t lost its reputation for its scene-y crowd.
  • Hours

    Daily, noon-midnight

  • Prices

    $13.50-$25.50

  • Payment

    Cash Only

  • Special Features

    Lunch Take-Out Outdoor Dining Romantic

  • Alcohol

    Beer and Wine Only

  • Reservations

    Accepted/Not Necessary

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