Chef and owner Missy Robbins has enjoyed the highest accolades at very well-rated restaurants in Manhattan and Chicago. This eatery features stupendously fresh pasta, buttery seafood, meat and traditional Italian specialties infused with great pizazz. It's no wonder that Lilia is among the borough's most desirable eateries. Reserve well in advance. In the residential heart of the neighborhood, the restaurant arose out of the renovated shell of an old brick building, which had been an automobile garage. Natural light presents a minimalist interior, with simple tables set up on the sidewalk (in season). Staff is knowledgeable about food ingredients, can articulate well the depth of flavors of the small plates and give guidance as to which Italian regional wines might pair best.