NYC’s best new Italian restaurants

Jul 19, 2019 282

BY: Steve Cuozzo

Arrivederci, ramen and bibimbap — it’s celebrazione season for Italian food lovers. A half-dozen marvelous new and new-ish restaurants are re-energizing New Yorkers’ favorite cuisine.

This fresh crop isn’t obsessed with red sauce or overworked Tuscan recipes. Instead, it reflects influences from up and down the Boot between Italy’s Alpine and near-North African extremities. Although some of the places claim inspiration from one particular region, they’re mostly pan-Italian — a good thing unless you’re a grinch about “authenticity.”

A note: These market-attuned menus change more than most, so don’t be shocked if dishes mentioned here aren’t there when you go. But either way, you’ll mangia bene.

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