New York City and Italian food go hand-in-hand, like spaghetti and meatballs. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Italian immigrants flocked to NYC looking for opportunities in the New World and brought their culinary traditions along with them to neighborhoods that later became Little Italy and Hell's Kitchen. Drawing on ingredients and simple techniques used in the Motherland, dishes such as saltimbocca, braciole, lasagna, cacio e pepe, and pesto sauce became commonplace items on Italian menus for those looking for a taste of home. Today, the best Italian restaurants in NYC draw inspiration from classic dishes while also adding modern, locally sourced touches. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.
|Restaurants:||LArtusi, Nello, Harry Cipriani…|
|Price Range:||$$$ - $$$$|
|Neighborhoods:||West Village, Upper East Side…|