This ever-trendy yet refined Italian ristorante is as much coveted for its gorgeous setting as its lineup of rustic, tasty fare. The ambience is always abuzz and everyone looks beautiful amid low lights, a long bar, and walls adorned with wine bottles.
Breakfast verges on divine—think lemon pancakes and black-and-white banana monkey bread. Bare tables are packed throughout the day with a stylish crowd waxing poetic about crostini topped with blue crab and jalapeño. Also try terrific house-made pastas such as the mezze rigatoni tossed in a creamy white veal bolognese-style sauce, or the hanger steak with pickled red chili and charred onions. No one should leave without sampling the superb sweets—the creative cinnamon torta is a gorgeous hit.- MICHELIN guide inspectors