MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
An icon in its own right, this beloved Italian is located across the way from yet another NY mainstay, namely the Arthur Avenue Retail Market. Brick and cement archways, high ceilings and a second-floor dining terrace strive to keep that oven—and its wares—within each table’s line of vision. The menu showcases Salerno-style cooking with pizzas, baked pastas and wood-fired entrées. In fact, any dish that is "al cartoccio" (in parchment) is sure to please. Open up this pouch to try the pitch-perfect al dente radiatori baked with porcini, cherry tomatoes, breadcrumbs and loads of deliciously spicy sausage. The ragù Salernitano is a gut-busting triumph of stewed braciole, sausage and tender meatballs. The Nutella calzone makes a sweet, rich finish.