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MICHELIN Guide 2020

Emilio's Ballato

  • 55 E. Houston St., New York, 10012, United States
  • 25 - 50 USD • Italian
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MICHELIN Guide 2020

Emilio's Ballato

  • 55 E. Houston St., New York, 10012, United States
  • 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 and freshly ground black pepper. Signature specialties include pollo Emilio, a delicately breaded chicken cutlet draped in lemon-caper sauce; and 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.

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

Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • { Private dining rooms

Information

+1 212-274-8881
Opening hours
Open lunch & dinner daily

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