1081 Third Ave., nr. 64th St.; 212-888-6333
Del Posto alumnus Kevin Garcia shuttles between ’Cesca and this new trattoria, which traffics in cheese and salumi, tramezzini and panini, and seasonal grilled pizzas.
74 Seventh Ave. S., at Barrow St.; 212-367-7470
Anne Burrell, Mario’s right-hand woman on Iron Chef, runs this black-and-white sixties-sleek Italian restaurant, sating peckish diners with little morsels called piccolini.
- 3. Franny’s
295 Flatbush Ave., nr. Prospect Pl., Prospect Heights; 718-230-0221
Before he became chef de cuisine here, Josh McFadden cooked at Lupa, and he’s putting his pasta expertise to sublime use.