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Charlie Bird

5 King St between 6th Ave & Macdougal St
(212) 235-7133

You might expect a restaurant named for saxophone great Charlie “Bird” Parker to have a jazz soundtrack – but at Charlie Bird in Soho, you’d be mistaken. Instead, classic hip-hop rules the... Read More

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Costata

206 Spring St between Sullivan St and 6th Ave
(212) 334-3320

Costata means “rib eye” in Italian, and it’s also the name of Chef Michael White’s Italian steakhouse in Soho. The famous Pat LaFrieda dry-ages the meat for Costata – therefore, this is the... Read More

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Bottino

246 10th Ave at W 24th St
(212) 206-6766

Chelsea is the land of a thousand galleries, but when all these painting purveyors need a place to nosh, Bottino is the only spot. The cafe is known as “The Cheers of the Art World,” and... Read More

Torrisi Italian Specialities @ 250 Mulberry St., New York, NY

Torrisi Italian Specialties

250 Mulberry St, New York, NY (@ Prince St.)
212.965.0955
www.piginahat.com

By day, Torrisi Italian Specialties is a sandwich shop on the northern edge of Little Italy.  This is noteworthy, because Torrisi is nothing quite like the tourist traps and lackluster Italian food... Read More

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Falai

267 Lafayette St, New York, NY (Prince & Spring Sts.)
212.274.8615
www.falainyc.com

A sleek, white, heaven-like interior on Lafayette is home to an exceptional Italian restaurant that feels like a bit of Florence on the Lower East Side. Eponymously christened by the acclaimed... Read More

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Rubirosa

235 Mulberry St. New York, NY (Prince & Spring St.)
212.965.0500
www.rubirosanyc.com

Run by Staten Island pizza guru, Giuseppe Pappalardo, Angelo Pappalardo, and the legendary Beatrice Inn doorman, Angelo Bianchi, Rubirosa brings the charisma of the Italian family to Nolita. A... Read More

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Bacaro

136 Division St, New York, NY (Orchard & Ludlow Sts.)
212.941.5060
www.bacaronyc.com

In Venice, a bacaro is a workingman’s pub offering the city’s traditional bar snacks: platters of mixed crostini, fritto misto, fried sardines, and polpette (tiny spicy meatballs). In New York... Read More

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Il Buco

47 Bond St., New York, NY (Bowery & Lafayette St.)
212.533.1932
www.ilbuco.com

Il Buco began its life in the 90’s as an antique shop, selling dishware, copper pots, chairs and paintings collected from Mediterranean travels. At one point, the owners started serving midday... Read More