Mon-Fri, 11:30am-11pm; Sat-Sun, 5pm-11:30pm
N, Q, R at 57th St.-Seventh Ave.
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This place is always buzzing, partly because of its excellent bloodlines (Sirio Maccioni's brood of charming sons runs the place) and partly because of a menu of faithfully reproduced classics such as fritto misto di mare interspersed with neo-Italian dishes like roasted scallops wrapped in pancetta, and everything vetted for Italian-ness by the doyenne of the family, Egidiana Maccioni.Prix-Fixe Menu
Lunch, three courses, $28; dinner, three courses, $48Recommended Dishes
Tuscan fish stew, $32