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This West Village Italian spot is starting to feel just a tad dated - but the food is as good as ever. Try it for a special dinner, and order pasta.
Upland used to be one of our favorite spots in the city, but now it’s mostly just a useful place to have a solid meal in Flatiron.
Kiki’s is a Greek place on the Lower East Side that’s packed every night, and serves good, affordable food.
The only thing that is keeping Rubriosa from being one of NYC’s classic Italian restaurants is time. Let’s eat vodka sauce pizza while we wait.
In 2021, Llama Inn in Williamsburg has loosened up into a laid-back Peruvian spot we’d visit on a random Tuesday night.
Emily in Clinton Hill still makes excellent pizza and burgers, just don’t expect it to be the exciting restaurant it was when it opened in 2014.
Lucali is a walk-in-only spot in Carroll Gardens that serves the best pizza in New York City.
Wildair is a casual wine bar on the Lower East Side, attached to the acclaimed tasting menu restaurant Contra.
Via Carota is a walk-in only Italian spot in the West Village, and there’s a good chance you’ll have to wait a few hours for a table. It’s worth it.
I Sodi is a tiny restaurant that serves the best Italian food in the West Village.
Estela might not be the cushiest restaurant in NYC, but it’s still an excellent choice for a fun night out or next-level brunch in Nolita.
Don Angie is a modern Italian restaurant in the West Village that’s best enjoyed with a small group.