While regulars at this beloved Clinton Hill jewel know just where to go, the uninitiated may be surprised to find it tucked underneath a sign that reads Lewis Drug Store. Old-school without feeling hyper-designed, the ambience at this re-purposed apothecary is truly special. Envision lace-covered windows, a penny-tile floor and ladder-fronted shelves filled with vintage glassware and cookbooks.
Tuscany influences the cooking here, where the diverse list of antipasti includes tripe alla Fiorentina, and the pasta is expertly prepared, like a luscious tangle of chitarra con le sarde. Salads follow entrées on the menu, but no one will raise an eyebrow if you order the baby spinach with roasted beets and pecorino before the charred poussin al mattone.