Sun-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri-Sat, noon-11:30pm
6 at 33rd St.
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14th St. to 54th St., FDR Dr. to Sixth Ave.
Forgettable paintings and ordinary brown tables are not a good omen, but the Italian comfort food here is surprisingly good. Notaro doesn't break any new ground with its Tuscan-inspired menu, but they do serve flavorful, fresh food without burning a hole in your pocket. Not all dishes are created equally. That means avoid the sautéed calamari doused in what tastes like saffron gravy and stick to the tried and true: a bright and light beef carpaccio with paper thin slices of fresh red raw beef atop a spicy arugula salad that bites back as it should. All sorts seem to relax easily enough, without hustle-bustle or attitude, under the watchful and attentive eye of owner Angelo Peralta.Recommended Dishes
Pollo scarpariello, $16.95; carpaccio di manzo, $10.95