• Thursday, October 1, 2020

Best Italian NYC

Don Angie – The New Don
September 4, 2018
By , Founder and Editor-in-chief

Why we like it: It’s everything you ever dreamed of in a favorite neighborhood spot. Italian food? Check. Slightly larger than a shoebox, with lighting that makes everyone look like better versions of themselves? For sure. Service that’s sans attitude? Yes, yes, and yes. It’s even on a corner in the West Village, which couldn’t be more quintessential for a go-to restaurant. While the elements of Don Angie are down to earth and welcoming, the food is steps above – certain verticals like the pasta are even outstanding, but more on that below. Also, when you ask the sommelier for a recommendation and show him you’re willing to break out the grown-up credit card, he steers you to the best wine with great value. Don Angie, you’ve won our hearts.  

What to order: The entire pasta selection – seriously. Do a tasting menu. The pastas don’t just shine, they blind you like Beyonce’s 18-carat diamond ring. We can still taste the tanginess of the homemade sopressini and smoked mussels, which is one of the most unique pasta dishes in NYC these days. As for the lasagna for two, with its rolled egg noodles stuffed with goodies, bring two more friends and make it four – it’s that good to share. Of the mains, the shell steak ups its game with three different preparations of lemon. As you can see, there’s a theme: take the ordinary and make it extraordinary.