New York, U.S.A.
We could not fancy any other city than the Big Apple to start our virtual tour of the best Italian restaurants in the world.
In New York, the Italian cuisine is always a charming experience: many are the up level addresses – actually too many to be stated all in this column.
Agenda Viaggi selected for you four worth-a-visit restaurants.
Let’s start with a very recent opening, Salumeria Rosi Restaurant; the chef, already famous for his Salumeria Rosi in Amsterdam Avenue, emigrated from Lucca’s outskirts to New York in 1991. In the spaces designed by scenographer Dante Ferretti, you will taste the traditional Tuscan dishes, but with a gourmet twist; don’t miss the lasagne with beef and pork meat.
In the East Village, the right places to go are Gnocco, a trattoria serving Modenese traditional dishes, such as gnocco fritto and tigelle, and Gian Luca Giovanetti’s Perbacco, a wine bar & kitchen where it is still served the “grandma’s valtellinese polenta” but also a very peculiar Parmesan cheese crėme bruleé (15 dollars).
In Soho our suggestion goes for Osteria Morini: unmissable dishes from Romagna. The chef is American, Michael White, but converted to the “Italian way”.
Finally, fancy eating “rigatoni alla pajata” in New York? You must go to Danny Meier’s Maialino.
- Salumeria Rosi Restaurant, 903 Madison Avenue NYC
- Gnocco, 337 East 10th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B NY 10009
- Perbacco, 234 E 4th St, New York, NY 10009,
- Osteria Morini, 218 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012
- Maialino, 2 Lexington Avenue, NY 10010
Anna C. Alemanno
Translated by Simona P.K. Daviddi