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78 Rivington St., New York, NY 10002 40.7205072 -73.9894235
Allen St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-420-7700 Send to Phone

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Mon-Thu, noon-midnight; Fri-Sat, 11am-1:00am; Sun, 11am-midnight



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out


  • Beer and Wine Only



Delivery Area

Canal St. to 14th St., Ave. D to Lafayette St.


Frank Prisinzano and Rob DeFlorio have splashed out with their fourth Italian effort, bringing in whole animals certain days of the week to be butchered in-house (a sight passerby from Rivington Street sometimes stop to gawk at). Like their nearby joints Supper, Frank, and Lil’ Frankies, the grub here is worthy of Grandma’s kitchen, particularly pastas—many of them housemade—in rich meat sauces. The noodle special: tube-like bucatini in guanciale-laced amantriciana sauce with tracchiolle (Neopolitan pork belly), onions, and mint is slated for two but could probably feed four. And don’t miss “the plank,” polenta topped with a rich beef ragu, a pile of cheese, and olive oil—it’s creamy, savory and craveable. House-roasted or -braised meats are accompanied by somewhat confusing array of sauces, but they’ll satisfy meat hounds—a sort of Italian barbecue plate. For dessert, the panacotta is akin to a jiggly, chocolate-topped dish of ice cream.


Full bar will be up and running in July 2012.

Recommended Dishes

"The Plank," $8.96 per person