If a trip to Italy is out of the question perhaps you can bring a bit of Italy to you. One of the best places to get great Italian food outside of Italy itself is in New York City. NYC has had a huge Italian population since the early 19th century and that means there are some amazing restaurants for you to get a little slice of Italy stateside. If you want to impress your sweetheart or just enjoy some rich Italian cuisine in NYC then here’s where to go.
With tuxedoed waiters it is like stepping into a classic movie version of an Italian restaurant. The ambiance is reminiscent of the 50’s with Frank Sinatra and other standards playing in the background. The food is amazing and the waiters make Caesar salad right at the table, yes it’s not technically Italian but it is still yummy. For something a little more authentic then try the garlic and chili infused angel hair pasta it is to die for. Here is a look at this typical NYC Italian restaurant.
Inspired by the Tuscan region of Italy this is the place to be for authentic Tuscan fare. It’s a friendly neighborhood place where you don’t need to book a table months in advance and the menu is simply mouth-watering. Whether you want a light salad or their famous 20 layer lasagna you won’t be disappointed. They have an extensive selection of Tuscan wines so you can find the perfect wine to complement your meal.
This is what fine Italian dining should be, it is sophisticated and stylish. You are also going to have book well in advance to get a table here. They take traditional dishes and give them a modern twist. There is a tasting menu with many of the items coming from the Batali region. Give it a try you won’t regret it.
Consistently rated as one of the best Italian restaurants in New York not only is it delicious but it’s one of the more affordable restaurants on the list. Pizza and pasta lovers flock to the place and it can be a little hard to get a seat, but it is well worth the wait.
It is time now to head on over to Brooklyn. With an Italian restaurant on almost every corner it can be pretty hard to stand out from the crowd yet Lilia does that and more. The atmosphere is relaxing but you’re going to want to bring your appetite. Lilia serves modern Italian cuisine but you have to try the cacao e pepe fritters and the mozzarella and wood-grilled clams.