6 at Astor Pl.
This venue is closed.
With funky local art displays and exposed brick, this neighborhood café doesn’t immediately give off the vibe of an Italian eatery. But East Village locals who squeeze into the restaurant’s closely aligned tables know it’s a solid spot for comforting penne alla vodka, shareable pizzas, and filling panini. With a wide selection of vinos priced at under $35 a bottle, it’s not unusual to find couples camped out in a candle-lit spot, lingering over their linguine. The kitchen can be a bit uneven—pollo ai funghi arrives overcooked; penne de la casa, cooked al dente and loaded with tasty slices of zucchini and eggplant is a better option. Come weekend brunch, winning pancakes have a loyal following.Note
Reservations are only accepted for parties of six or more.