Cent’anni is a neighborhood Italian spot where you can eat perfectly fine pasta in a big dining room that feels like a place where bears could happily hibernate. Sit at the bar, order some ragu, and try to find a way to get five months off just to sleep every year.
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We typically love ourselves some Michael White. Though his new hotel restaurant Ai Fiori is a sprawling space with more room than they know what to do with. Set inside The Setai, this is a bit of a cookie cutter hotel restaurant - one that isn’t bad, but just isn’t quite our style.
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