Adam Platt's Pick
170 Thompson Street
Some people like their Italian food fancy, but not me. Mario Bataliís middlebrow trattoria is the perfect blend of gourmet simplicity and rustic style, and you donít have to call three weeks in advance to get a good meal.
Hal Rubenstein's Pick
110 Waverly Place
Frankly, Iíve never had any food like this in Italy. Well, thatís their problem. Mario Batali is the Thomas Edison of pasta and peppers. Discover and marvel.