This enoteca has been a smash-hit since day one and spawned its own cluster of knockoffs, though none has quite the same talent for pairing tasty little bites with excellent wines by the glass. The smartly designed space has a marble U-shaped bar that makes use of every square inch but stays comfortable, especially for solo diners.
The Italian-leaning menu’s small portions encourage diners to try a number of different plates. There is an entire heading dedicated to cheese and charcuterie; the sweet, porky finocchiona is a good bet. Butter-tender octopus atop braised gigante beans and greens makes a solid impression, but don't wave away the bread basket, as you'll want it to sop up every last trace of the white wine sauce bathing those veal meatballs.