dell’anima

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89 Impressive

A former Babbo sommelier and an ex–Del Posto kitchen whiz open an unassuming little trattoria and attract mobs of salivating foodies.

38 Eighth Ave., New York, NY, 10014

212-366-6633

http://dellanima.com

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This is what happens when a former Babbo sommelier and an ex–Del Posto kitchen whiz get together and open an unassuming little trattoria: mobs of salivating foodies and goggle-eyed scenesters clamoring to get in. The joint’s not really set up for group dining, but they’ll gladly convert three banquette tables into a cozy nook near the open kitchen for parties of ten. It’s a tight squeeze, but the bruschette, antipasti, primi, and secondi are so good, no one’s going to complain.

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