1513 First Ave., New York, NY, 10021
at 79th St.
By shellyf on 2/17/2007
This is not a red sauce and pasta joint. It a restaurant of more refined pleasures that will intoxicate you with their taste. From the caponata appetizer with goat cheese fritters to the fabulous Busiate pasta with shrimp, clams, garlic, tomatoes and almond pesto, every morsal is to die for. You wish the food would never end. The branzino fish was also superb. Be careful what you order; many dishes can easily feed 2. The Fritto Misto appetizer features a huge plate of shrimp, calamari, etc. so good. The wine list represents many regions of Italy as well as some choices from the US. Leave room for the desserts, especially the flourless chocolate hazelnut cake with ice cream. The room is cozy with many sections. We can't wait to go back!
By popham500 on 1/11/2007
We had a great experience here the other night. Really tasty (and suprisingly innovative) food in a warm atmosphere. We loved the use of lemon, pine nuts, bottarga and other Mediterranean-seeming ingredients. The crowd was mixed - 20-somethings and up - and the place had an energetic vibe. Service was friendly & relaxed.