Housed in Tribeca’s Greenwich Hotel, which is partly owned by actor/god Robert DeNiro, this wood-bedecked Italian restaurant is more than meets the eye. That’s because super chef Andrew Carmellini is working the stoves in the kitchen. The chef, who made a name for himself at acclaimed A Voce, serves up authentically prepared bold-tasting staples from the Italian peninsula: crispy grilled octopus nicely matched with saffron-laced potatoes, orecchiette, or “little ears,” with duck sausage and broccoli rabe, and perfectly seared scallops paired with faro and almonds. The all-Italian 100-bottle list is a good one and nearly all are priced at under $150. And don’t be surprised if Mr. DeNiro asks you to pass the salt.
- Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 07:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Monday to Friday from 11:30 AM to 03:00 PM, Monday to Friday from 05:30 PM to 11:00 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex
- Nearest Train: Franklin Street (1) - Subway