Sun-Thu, noon-midnight; Fri-Sat, noon-1am
6 at 77th St.
65th St. to 96th St., East End Ave. to Fifth Ave.
On the Upper East Side, Northern Italian eateries may come a dime a dozen, but Due is a shining example of a keeper. At this cozy yet elegant venue, flavorful, straightforward food can be had at a good value. An appetizer of meaty shrimp and firm white beans is a worthy rendition of a well-known classic. Rollatini, a cylinder of fresh pasta packed generously with porcini mushrooms, ricotta and spinach in a velvety tomato cream sauce is a gratifyingly rich mouthful. Ladies take note: the chivalrous and hospitable staff will pull out your chair, drop your napkin in your lap, and if you’re game, shamelessly flirt with you.Recommended Dishes