Caramelized fig with mascarpone and gorgonzola mousse? Prosciutto and melon-stuffed ravioli? Parmagiano crème brulé? That’s right. Welcome to Simone Bonelli’s world. Or, rather, his kitchen. This rustic-looking off-the-radar restaurant in the East Village is like a laboratory of deliciousness for Italian-born chef, formerly top toque at two-Michelin-starred Osteria Fracescana in Modena. Bonelli plays with seemingly disparate tastes and textures in a fun way, flirting with molecular gastronomy, but usually leaving the dishes still recognizable. But do these “experiments” pay off? Certissimo!
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 05:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Friday from 05:00 PM to 01:00 AM, Saturday from 12:00 PM to 01:00 AM, Sunday from 12:00 PM to 11:30 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: amex
- Delivery: Yes