Restaurants have overall ratings in the top 20% for their Diamond Rating level, plus no member complaints in the past 12 months.
The older crowd hit Le Cirque nearby, but young movers and shakers feel very comfy here with a celebrity chef who brings Italian homespun flavor.
AAA Inspector Notes
This well-acclaimed restaurant is the flagship of popular TV chef Lidia Bastianich. Saffron-colored walls soothe the soul and prepare guests for satisfying regional Italian dishes. The service is refined yet engaging. Pasta is made in-house daily and many vegetables and herbs are picked from the owner's garden. The extensive wine list represents several regions of Italy and offers a variety of well-priced selections.