After spending a whole lot of time covering three recent natural disasters (earthquake, hurricane, Kardashian wedding), Good Day New York’s lead anchor Rosanna Scotto just wants to talk about restaurants. We met her a few months ago when we showed up on her couch and found out that, not only can she put Greg Kelly in his place when need be, she’s got some good taste in food too. It makes sense, what with her side gig of helping run the family dining and catering business, Fresco by Scotto. The Scotto family restaurant has been around for nearly 18 years, and you’ll often find Rosanna hanging out during lunch, greeting customers and spreading the good vibes.
Check out Rosanna’s Perfect For picks, and tune in to Good Day New York on Fox 5 every weekday morning. Where else are you going to get the forecast, a BBQ recipe, and news about Nick Swisher’s album release all in one place? If you’re like us and rely on Twitter for your morning headlines, make sure you’re following Rosanna. She fires away in the early AM.
Rosanna’s “Perfect For” Picks
Authentic Ethnic Eats
Fresco by Scotto (34 E 52nd St.) – “Fresco by Scotto, of course! I think my family’s restaurant has the most delicious pasta and grilled meat and fish.”
The Lion (62 W 9th St.) – “I sat next to Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow and almost forgot to eat!”
Candle Cafe and Candle 79 (1307 3rd Ave / 154 E 79th St.) – “They have so much to choose from…that I think I could give up meat!”
Drinks & Light Fare Before Going Out
Lavo (39 E 58th St.) – “Lavo is a lot of fun. It is loud and great for groups.”
T-Bar (1278 3rd Ave.) – “You can go for a drink or have steak and chopped salad. Warning! Don’t have the banana ice cream dessert unless you’re prepared to eat it all!”
Two Little Red Hens (1652 Second Ave.) – “The best bakery is Two Little Red Hens. They have yummy bite-sized cupcakes and a decadent blackout cake.”
Bonus: The Best Fruits, Vegetables, and Meats
Agata and Valentina (1505 First Ave.) – “…And if you’re feeling lazy, their prepared food is very good.”
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