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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Little Italy

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A photo of Cecconi's Dumbo restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(4823)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • DUMBO
Booked 184 times today
Cecconi's Dumbo, famous for its Contemporary Italian cuisine, has been lauded by many for its exceptional dining experience. The restaurant, nestled under the Brooklyn Bridge, offers stunning views of the waterfront and the Manhattan skyline, creating an unmatched ambiance that guests find irresistible. Patrons have consistently praised the authenticity of the dishes, with one even singling out the vegan sausage pizza for its convincing flavor. The service has been deemed 'outstanding' and 'impeccable' by numerous reviews, with waiters like Mario and Sam earning special mentions for their kindness and attentiveness. Whether for the vegan dessert that is 'decadent and rich', or for the 'amazing' salami pizza, Cecconi's Dumbo has something for everyone, expertly blending traditional Italian cuisine with a touch of modern creativity, promising an experience that 'never disappoints'.
A photo of Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(28183)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Theater District
Booked 259 times today
Carmine's on 44th Street in NYC is renowned for its outstanding Italian cuisine. Customers frequently rave about the 'real Italian food' and its 'surprisingly delicious' flavours, describing it as 'simply the best'. Reviewers laud Carmine's for the traditional family-style Italian dining experience, with 'big and tasty dishes' that are 'perfect to share'. The Penne alla Vodka is specifically highlighted as 'delicious and flavourful'. The wine list is no less impressive with a vast selection of Italian wines like Sangiovese, Chianti Classico, and Amarone della Valpolicella. The bustling atmosphere, friendly service, and huge portion sizes add to the quintessential New York dining experience. According to many of the satisfied visitors, no visit to NYC would be complete without a meal at Carmine's.
A photo of Il Fiorista restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(156)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • NoMad
Booked 17 times today
Located in the heart of New York City, Il Fiorista is praised for its exceptional contemporary Italian cuisine. The menu is applauded for its unique blend of traditional Italian flavors infused with floral notes, creating a dining experience that is both refreshing and memorable. The reviewers repeatedly admire the restaurant for its "excellent" and "very good" service, indicating its dedication to a fine dining experience. The ambiance is described as "beautiful", "light" and "airy", contributing to the restaurant's overall appeal. Not only does the food impress, but the drinks, especially the cocktails and espresso martinis, are highly praised as well. Despite the bustling location, reviewers note that Il Fiorista maintains a comfortable dining atmosphere, free from excessive noise and crowding. It's not surprising that it has become a favorite spot for special occasions and celebrations. The freshness, preparation, and thoughtfulness in portion control, as one reviewer puts it, truly underscore the overall quality of Il Fiorista's culinary offerings.
A photo of Aunt Jake's Pasta Experience restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(447)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Upper East Side
Booked 11 times today
Aunt Jake's Pasta Experience is a gem for Contemporary Italian cuisine, as indicated by numerous glowing reviews. The restaurant offers a unique blend of interactive education and fabulous dining, providing an engaging and enjoyable experience that extends beyond the simple act of eating. As customers often remark, the pasta-making class is a fun experience, with friendly and knowledgeable instructors. They ensure visitors not only learn how to make a variety of pasta shapes but also immerse in the richness of Italian cuisine. Following the hands-on lesson, guests are treated to an exceptional meal. Reviews laud the food for its amazing taste and generous portions, some even asserting that Aunt Jake's is superior to any Italian restaurant in New York City. Whether you're looking for a unique date night, a memorable birthday celebration, or simply a delightful culinary adventure, Aunt Jake's Pasta Experience comes highly recommended.
A photo of Cecconi's at The Ned NoMad restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(294)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • NoMad
Booked 16 times today
Cecconi's at The Ned NoMad is renowned for its exceptional contemporary Italian cuisine. The restaurant has been consistently praised by diners for its high-quality food, excellent service, and inviting ambiance. Quotes from reviews reveal a delightful culinary journey, with patrons remarking on the "delicious food", "wonderful ambiance", and "perfect service". A standout menu recommendation includes the Branzino, calamari and Cacio e pepe. Whether you're part of a large group or dining solo, the restaurant caters for varying needs. The passionate team at Cecconi's not only execute a beautiful menu but also provide an unforgettable dining experience. This, along with its menu, makes it a prime destination for true Italian food aficionados.
A photo of Osteria Barocca restaurant
4.5
Awesome(82)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Little Italy
Booked 5 times today
Osteria Barocca, located in the heart of Little Italy, New York, is praised for its authentic Italian cuisine. The food is described as "outstanding", "delicious", and "perfectly prepared". The restaurant offers a menu full of classic Italian dishes, with its calamari and antipasto appetizers deemed "stand outs". Notably, the gnocchi and seafood dishes receive high acclaim. Patrons commend not only the exceptional food, but also the restaurant’s fantastic ambiance and attentive staff. The wine selection is also impressive and team members are keen to recommend pairings. With such praise, it's easy to see why Osteria Barocca is a must-visit for Italian food enthusiasts.
A photo of Fiat Cafe restaurant
4.5
Awesome(254)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • NoLita
Booked 8 times today
Fiat Cafe provides an authentic Italian dining experience in the heart of New York. Customers rave about the quality of the food, often describing it as "delicious" and "outstanding" and likening their experiences to dining in a local cafe in Italy. Notable mentions from customers include the perfect omelettes, the best Cappuccino in New York as confirmed by an Italian, and the genuine Italian dishes. The friendly, efficient service along with the unique, cozy atmosphere of the cafe also contribute to the overall excellent dining experience. Whether it's for a Sunday morning breakfast date or a regular visit, Fiat Cafe consistently leaves customers satisfied and wanting to return.
A photo of Sauce restaurant
4.1
Excellent(1071)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Lower East Side
Booked 5 times today
The neighborhood knows us for our heritage chicken parm, grass-fed beef meatballs, homemade pasta, and extra thin crust pizza, but what people really come back for is the thing that anchors it all: the sauce. Staying true to Italian tradition, the team starts their day with pots of simmering sauce, just like Nonna does when prepping for Sunday dinner. The recipes are tried-and-true and made with the best ingredients with love from Italian expert chef consultant Maura Ardu. The space is cozy, the music is always just a little bit too loud, and the dishes are classic and consistent.
A photo of Sogno Toscano restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(72)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • West Village
Booked 12 times today
Sogno Toscano is a gem of authentic Italian cuisine tucked away in the West Village. Its reputation for delectable sandwiches made with superior ingredients has been acknowledged by customers, one of whom called the La Bufalina sandwich "the best cold cut sandwich in the states". Visitors also appreciate the "quaint" atmosphere and "friendly" staff, describing the experience as a real "Italian meal without the anticipated heavy pasta and sauce". Whether for lunch, dinner or brunch, Sogno Toscano consistently offers "fresh and delicious" food and excellent service, making it a top choice for folks yearning for a taste of Italy.
A photo of The Ruby restaurant
3.6
Very Good(14)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • TriBeCa
Booked 1 time today
Experience The Ruby's alluring blend of seductive, secretive, and surrealist vibes in the heart of Soho. Enjoy expertly crafted cocktails alongside an Italian-inspired menu featuring a diverse selection of main dishes and small plates. Whether at our front bar or in the intimate back room, savor every moment at The Ruby.For private event inquiries please contact therubynyc@gmail.com.
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