Gottino is a wine bar in the West Village, and we know that sounds boring. But sometimes you want something a little boring. Sometimes boring is nice. And if you want to be bored in a little backyard with a glass of wine and a crostino, this is where you go. When you want to go out, but you want to keep things mellow, try Gottino. Bring a date. They’ll be appalled by how classy you are.
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