Dish Countdown: Luxury Attaché calls out the crème of the New York City crop, Italian style.
Going strong since its 2013 opening, Carbone is still getting A+ reviews from foodies for its culinary feats and ability to travel back in time to the mid-20th century Italian-American scene. The Major Food Group runs the joint along with sister spots like Parm, Torrisi and Z.Z.'s Clam Bar. Leave the gun, take the Veal Parmesan.
181 Thompson Street New York, NY 10012
Seasonal, simple flavors are the name of the game at Babbo. Mario Batali, restaurateur behind spots like Del Posto and Lupa, is also the brain trust behind this West Village mainstay. Get the traditional tasting menu with 7 courses of carefully curated flavors like Duck Tortelli and Grilled Guinea Hen with Black Truffle Vinaigrette.
110 Waverly Place New York, NY 10011
3 Locande Verde
Locanda Verde’s neighborhood hotspot status comes from its perfect – albeit rare – balance: it’s buzzing, not pretentious. Chef Andrew Carmellini prepares self described “soul satisfying riffs” on Italian fare for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Drinks and small plates are the way to go; try the Burrata, Lamb Meatball Sliders and Pancetta Wrapped Pork.
377 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10013
Located in the Gramercy Park Hotel, the Danny Meyer restaurant is true to its trattoria roots; the environment is a charming one, complete with rustic decor and checkered tablecloths. Get cozy at the bar with wine and the Tonnarelli while enjoying picturesque views of Gramercy Park.
2 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10010
Warm lighting, inviting decor and an open kitchen provide an ambiance irrésistible at this West Village gem. Kitchen mastermind Gabe Thompson serves up small plates and to die for pastas. There's also a raw bar, cheese counter and private wine cellar available for parties up to 16 guests.
228 West 10th Street New York, NY 10014