The white tablecloths and leather-bound wine lists communicate seriousness, not formality. Servers are welcoming, helpful and quietly efficient at turning tables.
There’s music, but it’s so soft you probably won’t hear it. The room is only as loud as the conversations around you.
Artichoke salad; bresaola with smoked stracciatella; antipasto Toscano; paccheri in meat sauce; pappardelle with lemon; lasagna; grilled Cornish hen; rabbit porchetta-style; brasato; spinach; panna cotta with berries; hazelnut semifreddo. Appetizers and pasta, $12 to $29; main courses, $31 to $38; higher for items serving more than one.
Drinks and Wine
The bar stocks a wide array of Italian aperitivi and uses them in multiple takes on the Negroni, from the traditional red one to brown, pink and clear versions. The wines are Italian and classic in style.
$$$$ (very expensive)
Daily for dinner.
There is a step up from the sidewalk at the Bleecker Street entrance but not at the one on Grove Street, where there is a doorbell to call for assistance. The dining rooms and accessible restrooms are connected by a small ramp.
What the Stars Mean
Ratings range from zero to four stars. Zero is poor, fair or satisfactory. One star, good. Two stars, very good. Three stars, excellent. Four stars, extraordinary.