Emilio's Ballato

AAA Inspector Rating
55 E Houston St
New York, NY 10012- Map It
(212) 274-8881
AAA Inspector Rating Details (scale 1-5)
3.4
Overall
Food3.5
Service3.4
Decor2.7
AAA Inspector Notes
Inspector Pick (Local hangout): This is about as close as it gets to being about 3000 miles away, in a small Southern Italian eatery. The Little Italy area: but not for the tourists.
Classic like few others, this small, low-key, traditional Italian eatery for A-list celebrities has hosted everyone from Streisand to Billy Joel and Justin Bieber to Barack Obama in its two dining rooms (if walls could talk, they'd recount some colorful tales). David Bowie was a regular when he lived nearby. The owner, Emilio Vitolo, runs the famous restaurant like a private lair. It's one reason that celebrities love the place; the other reason is the standout veal chops, fresh pastas and fish.
$15-$45
Italian
Just e of Broadway. 55 E Houston St 10012. Station: Broadway-Lafayette St
street only.
Casual Dining. Lunch and dinner served. Wine only.