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MICHELIN Guide 2019

Emilio's Ballato

  • SoHo & Nolita
  • 25 - 50 USD
  • Italian
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

This unassuming Houston St. standard is an unsung hero, even if many walk past Emilio’s gold- and red-etched window and write it off as some run-of-the-mill red-sauce joint. Step inside the narrow, weathered space, where owner Emilio Vitolo and son, Anthony, offer each guest a personal welcome and a genuine Italian-American experience. The menu is filled with pasta classics like Roman cacio e pepe, tossed with sharp pecorino cheese and freshly ground black pepper. Signature specialties include pollo Emilio, a delicately breaded chicken cutlet draped in lemon-caper sauce; and plump clams oreganata speckled with garlicky breadcrumbs. Crisp cannoli shells filled with vanilla- and cinnamon-tinged ricotta cream rival any other version found from Palermo to Siracusa.

Distinction

The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal

Classification
ó

Quite comfortable

Price

25 - 50 USD

Services
  • { Private dining rooms
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers

Emilio's Ballato

+1 212-274-8881
Opening hours
Lunch & dinner daily

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