Whether you're vaguely Asian, two-thirds Hungarian or WASPy to the bone, yo, there is one universal truth: Italian food is awesome. Proving Persia's also down with this, BiNA Osteria.
From the Iranian-born brother-sister team behind Lala Rokh and Bin 26, BO is an 120-seat "refined contemporary" Italian resto adorned with an authentic Italian terrazzo floor, a tall, sprawling umbrella-like ceiling, and the sleek white and black look of a homey eatery from The Jetsons. Local, sustainable menu highlights include antipasti like "3 from the Sea" (oysters in green apple granita, tuna tartar, lumachi & white beans), and "Primi" courses like Agnolotti (house made ricotta, beets, mustard greens), Carbonara (guanciale, slow cooked hen egg, pecorino), and Orecchiette served with acorn squash, black truffle, and braised veal tripe -- because just baking calf intestines would be gross. Main courses include Crispy Suckling Pig Confit (cipollini puree, apple chutney, five spice sauce), roasted Quail in Hay, and Lobster with Lardo, which sounds like a gleefully unhealthy cooking show.
Next door, BO is offering BiNA Alimentari, an upscale Italian market selling "Old World" wines, fresh burrata, olive oils, vinegars, chocolate, pastas, and homemade gelati -- because we all scream for ice cream, but for some reason Italians use a totally different word.