Mon-Fri, 4pm-11pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-11pm
6 at Astor Pl.; L at First Ave.
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Delancey St. to 14th St., Ave. D to Fifth Ave.
Rustic-chic Paprika fills a niche all its own on St. Mark’s Place—an earthy, authentic Northern Italian spot, rich in flavor and friendly service. From the candles and warm red hues to the peasant country food, it’s genuine and unpretentious; they keep things simple and they do them right. The homey recipes hail from the Valtellina region (the Italian-Swiss border) and include buckwheat tagliatelle with cabbage, as well as spaetzle with kale and Brussels sprouts. If that’s not enough enticement, there’s also a $20 early prix-fixe dinner, which includes an appetizer and main course.Prix Fixe Menu
Daily, 4 p.m.—6 p.m., two-courses, $20Recommended Dishes
Pappardelle with braised oxtail ragu, $18