Great food, great wine, and thoughtful service add up to something much more than a typical wine bar prototype at Gottino in the West Village. Chef Jody Williams christened her small, elegant space as a “gastroteca” – her own made up word for an Italian gastropub. Wine bottles, cookie jars, and anchovy tins line the walls; baskets of complimentary nuts are arranged along the bar for customers to crack open at will. Seasonal and succulent offerings of fromaggi, salumi, fish, and more make Gottino a standout amongst a plethora of cute & cozy West Village spots. Get some gelato for dessert as Gottino sources it from Philadelphia’s acclaimed Capogiro.