F at Second Ave.
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Delancey St. to 8th St., Clinton St. to Elizabeth St.
This venue is closed.
What separates this ristorante from the red-sauce pack is its refreshingly warm welcome; enthusiastic, accommodating service; and toothsome pastas like maccheroni alla chitarra with lamb ragu, a specialty of chef-owner Paolo Catini's native Abruzzi. In keeping with the spirit of the neighborhood, menu prices top out at $19, which buys a trio of herb-marinated lamb chops or a sliced grilled steak.