Michael White of Ai Fiori et al does an Italian steakhouse south of Houston. Two-story dining room pops with bright orange and red lighting. Signature rib-eye, served off the bone with lemon and ro... read more
South Brooklyn Pizza peeps wrap a stealth Italian spot around their counter. Follow the hall past artisanal cheese/charcuterie into hidden back room. Rustic brick, fireplaces, and garden atrium pro... read more
Top-shelf pizza on a Little Italy second floor. Cozy speakeasy-style dining space with an open view of thousand-degree oak- and cherrywood-burning oven. Pizzaiolo Salvatore Olivella does Neapolitan... read more
Osteria spin-off of nearby "little kitchen" enoteca sib. Owner highlights hometown cooking, from Catania on Sicily’s east coast. Start with swordfish and buffalo mozzarella rolls or fennel an... read more
Handmade noodles from "the pasta sellers." All-day versatility starts with Balthazar pastries, espresso bar, and a full breakfast menu. For lunch, it’s braised short rib panini. Whole wheat o... read more
Torrisi Team takes over the former Rocco space with a mod revival of ’50s Italian dining. Blue lacquer walls, white tablecloths, tiled floor modeled after The Godfather. Waiters rocking Zac P... read more
Chef Roberto Deiaco comes off Armani/Ristorante and Rainbow Room stints to bring upscale Italian to the EV. Dishes like truffle foie gras, rabbit, and fonduta put focus on contemporary Northern Ita... read more
The Long Tail as applied to restaurants, serving a niche specialty out of a rustic wood and white tile space. Fortunately, everybody loves meatballs. Especially when they're cooked up by serious ... read more
Florentine fare in a classic Tuscan neighborhood eatery. Architect and co-owner Sam Leung makes the most of a white-walled boutique. Chef Giacomo Romano focuses on Tuscan staples, drops house-made ... read more
Tuscany via Tulum: sister restaurant of Mexico’s Posada Margherita settles into NoHo. White brick walls and high ceilings fill super-crisp dining hall. Potted plants and long marble bar are s... read more
Ur-Top Chef Harold Dieterle puts aside his Asian bag of tricks to embrace a personal heritage of Italian and German blood. Namesake marrow hard to resist, paired up with focaccia, lemon aioli, and ... read more
Brags of its popularity with “celebrities, tourists and native New Yorkers,” so that means you, right? Artful Italian fare not drowned in melted cheese. Pastas like stuffed fish ravioli... read more
Lucky number 13 embraced by “social Italian” spot. Keeps the conviviality flowing with creative cocktails, sharable small plates. Mussels with fennel and pale ale, crostini with ricotta... read more
Italian national treasure Giovanni Rana started out 50 years ago delivering fresh pasta to overworked Italian moms on a red motor scooter. Now, with a European pasta empire under his belt, he's com... read more
Apostrophe-loving dell’anima and L’Artusi dudes bring their Italian goodness east. Name comes from a 1790 cookbook, but effects here are fully contemporary. Sleek space has high ceiling... read more
Larger, more Manhattan-y version of Neapolitan spot already lighting it up in Williamsburg. Signature pies from Brooklyn carry over, joined by an expanded menu and a mozzarella bar. Pizzas divide i... read more
Executive chef of Cannibal and dell’anima does proper 5 (6? 7?) course Italian offering. House-made stracciatella with dried fish eggs is a point of pride. Full charcuterie, cheese menu, and ... read more
Fine cured meats on fresh baguettes. White-walled space, smattering of tables and chairs for those with time to linger. Several focaccia options, but most paninis served on long crusty loaves... read more
Mondrian SoHo's tour through coastal Italy. Amalfi, Sicily, and the Italian Riviera provide inspiration. Central attention put on crudos, creative combos like cantaloupe, Fuji apple, and pickled re... read more
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