Dining

THREE ITALIAN FAVORITES

Tired of the same old burgers and fries and tacos? We know the sensation! This is exactly why Resident Magazine prepared a high three of our latest favorite Italian restaurants list for you. From traditional to contemporary cuisine, that old pasta could be new again and it'll surprise you.

Sauce Restaurant -78 Rivington St., Ny, NY 10002

Let romance flow only at that classic Italian restaurant around the Lower East Side. Because the name says, it is all about the sauce, rich and fresh. The traditional cuisine and homemade pasta could make you seem like you're part of a large Italian family at those Sunday lunches prepared by nonna.

Great for group dining and events, the restaurant has a large bar area as well as an outdoor seating space. Opened for brunch and dinner, try everybody's favorite: the meatball dish.

Mani in Pasta -245 E. 14th St., New York, NY 10003

You do not have to visit Rome anymore to experience their famous pizzas and pastas. Mani in Pasta's Gramercy location on East 14th Street can provide you that within an intimate and comfy, full-service restaurant, owned by award-wining Italian pizzaiolo Giuseppe Manco.

Although it's just recently opened, the area has already leveled up the pizza game within the city. The toppings are “simple” as the chef loves to say, however the large 4×3 slice choices are creative and unique-light, crispy and flavorful with fresh ingredients like his favorite, the Regina with tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and micro basil.

You also need to try the appetizers, salads, Panini and imported gelato so you're going to understand why New Yorkers are in love with Mani in Pasta! Open daily for any quick bite or a lengthier dining experience, prices vary from $3 to $32.

Vinateria -2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Ny, NY 10026

Step back from the crowds and give yourself some time for you to enjoy the pleasure of eating delicious pasta and drinking an excellent wine in the middle of Harlem. Opened since 2020, the Italian-Spanish inspired cuisine restaurant Vinateria is your next destination for eating out in the city.

Owned by Harlem native Yvette Leeper-Bueno and run with a team of women-Executive chef Mimi Weissenborn, bar director Ashley Lugo Brown and consulting wine director Chelsea Carrier. Vinateria is not just another traditional trattoria. Fashionable, modern and beautifully designed, the area is inviting and all the decor details were carefully chosen, such as the decorative herbs around the windows that emit a pleasant fragrance inside.

And since sustainability is important, many of the furnishings and objects, such as the vintage bentwood chairs and also the milk glass shades used in the hanging lamps were purchased at flea markets and secondhand stores. The long platforms specified for with recycled wood and also the tall bar tables were made by adding new aluminum tops to old industrial stands.

As the name suggests, the wine of Vinateria is the menu's primi. Their email list is filled with selections from small producers and accessible finds from the Mediterranean coast. But when you're in the mood for a cocktail, they've a comprehensive list of options which makes utilization of house-made tinctures, seasonal produce, and fresh-grown herbs from the restaurant's own garden.

Recommended by the Michelin Guide and winner from the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence this past year, Vinateria is essential go at the corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd.

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