Aria Wine Bar

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73 Totally Fine

Rustic Italian wine bar brings Venice-style small plates to the winding streets of the West Village.

117 Perry St., New York, NY, 10014


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The lowdown

This warm, cozy taverna makes a strong case for the pleasures of cicchetti e ombre, or bite-size eats with good wine. Decorated with shiny white tiles, exposed brick, and rustic wood tables, Aria serves up fine charcuterie, grilled tapas, and classic Italian dishes like beef meatballs and lasagna. Entrees take a back seat to shareable plates: Warm Gorgonzola-stuffed dates burst with a honey sweetness, while sizable grilled lamb chops are tender, garnished with balsamic and served with roasted potatoes. A lively crowd lingers over a thoughtful global wine list, with a heavy showing of three-figure bottles from Italy.

What you need to know

Recommended DishesGorgonzola-stuffed dates with speck; grilled lamb chops; crab cakes; lasagna.

DrinksFull Bar