MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Although it's merely steps away from perpetually-buzzing Park Avenue South, find yourself checking the street signs to confirm that you’re still in Manhattan as you enter this Italian gem. Beloved I Trulli showcases a polished-as-ever design, featuring blue walls, a gleaming marble bar, and tables covered with thick linen. The multi-seasonal walled garden is also bound to leave you smitten. This family-run restaurant has a long history of doling out elevated comfort food. Following suit, look for Mamma Dora who has her own perch in the dining room and can be found happily making the likes of orecchiette with rabbit ragù among other delicious pastas. Few things are as reliable as her handmade creations, which may put to shame other versions in town.