A culmination of Chefs Raffaele Ronca and Owner Ann Mara Cacase's vision, this inviting operation fits swimmingly along ritzy Purchase Street. Step inside to be greeted by a long, marble bar—ideal for dining or good, old-fashioned drinking. Behind, is an open kitchen with a commanding oven. While a spuntino of caponata with focaccia makes a welcome starter, specials like fried squash blossoms filled with truffle goat cheese will have your serotonin levels rising. Pastas are a worthy option, as in the lobster ravioli with cream sauce or seafood-studded schizzetto—a veritable ensemble of spaghetti tossed with white wine, garlic, as well as the pulp from sweet and tart cherry tomatoes.
Sit by the enclosed wine wall to watch the sommelier earn his stripes.