1 at Franklin St.; A, C, E at Canal St.
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Liberty St. to Houston St., Bowery to Greenwich St.
This venue is closed.
The menu at this modish neighborhood establishment on Church Street has expanded (with prices increasing accordingly) to include butcher blocks loaded with tasty salumi and wedges of cheese, nourishing stews of octopus tossed with olives and tomatoes in big earthen crocks, and numerous varieties of pasta smothered in country sauces, like rabbit ragù. If you have an urge for a very good linguine alle vongole made with lots of garlic and fresh shellfish, you will find it here, along with numerous salads, a selection of pizzas, and bountiful if somewhat greasy piles of fritto misto and fried calamari. Some of these old hungry-man recipes work better than others. The entrées, though, are big, generous, and generally well cooked.Note
Italian-oriented films play on the bar TV, which means you can eat your pasta to the reflected glow of Roman Holiday.
Sat.–Sun., 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Octopus, $15; salmon, $22; tiramisu, $9