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80 Good

Marco Canora gave his acclaimed Tuscan-American restaurant a healthy makeover.

403 E. 12th St., New York, NY, 10009



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After 12 years of brick chicken and gnocchi, Marco Canora quietly closed his East Village restaurant, Hearth, to give it a face-lift. The chef-restaurateur took the time to remold by expanding the bar area, adding hand-painted wall murals, and painting the ceiling white (among other changes). Plus he added new dishes, which reflect his healthy-eating philosophy. (This is, after all, the man who ignited the bone-broth craze.) Hearth’s hearty fan favorites — beef-and-ricotta meatballs, potato gnocchi, etc. — remain on the menu, but they’re joined by lighter options, like Tuscan white-bean soup.

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Insider Tips Go when it’s not busy and ask for an order of the outstanding spaghetti alla chitarra cacio e pepe.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized