268 Sixth Ave., New York, NY (Houston & Bleecker Sts.)
When the weather calls for al fresco dining, savvy New Yorkers head to Bar Pitti. This West Village trattoria is THE “see and be seen” place of summer. Owner Giovanni Tognozzi backs up that reputation with out-of-this-world Tuscan fare. The chalkboard on your table (written solely in Italian) has been known to intimidate monolinguals, but don’t fret. Your waiter will guide you through it… with impeccable gusto nonetheless. We highly recommend tasty staples such as veal meatballs and grilled chicken with lemon and endive, pasta with summer truffles and the bruschetta if they’re in season. The wine list features all Italian bottles at reasonable prices. Risking paparazzi for pasta, celebrities like Sophie Dahl, Sofia Coppola, or Jay Z could easily be seated next to you. Indeed, Pitti really is that good.
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MENA SUVARI, ACTOR
CHARLOTTE RONSON, FASHION DESIGNER
YIGAL AZROUËL, FASHION DESIGNER
“ I love the simplicity of their Italian cooking and the ambiance of the restaurant is very relaxed. When the weather is nice, I really enjoy sitting outside.”
GABBY MEJIA, ENTERTAINMENT DIRECTOR AT SOHO GRAND & DJ
“I love the calf’s liver and the vongole, not to mention they have the best people-watching NYC has to offer.”
JENNIFER FISHER, JEWELRY DESIGNER
“I love the rigatoni at Bar Pitti.”
DANNIJO, FOUNDERS AND DESIGNERS
"I dreamt of their rigatoni after my first meal there. Those dreams became day dreams." Samantha Turner, Chief Concierge