The Best Italian Restaurants in NYC
Ai Fiori in Midtown marries the atmosphere of a Milan power-lunch venue and the elegant fish-driven menu of a fine-dining restaurant on the Amalfi Coast. It's an unexpected combination, but it works, and just as Milan and Amalfi's posh restaurants aren't bound by Italy's borders when it comes to luxury, this destination also ventures away from Italian ingredients when it means elevating a dish like fluke crudo with the addition of sturgeon caviar. Pasta and risotto offerings, meanwhile, might be garnished with a flurry of black or white truffles, season permitting. And while fish is the main attraction here, there are also a selection of meat dishes to choose from like the pan-roasted veal chop with plum mustard.