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Italian

While Emilio's Ballato may be best known for serving the occasional celebrity patron, it remains a Houston Street hidden gem, serving up satisfying Italian fare sans pretension. The well-worn storefront belies a gloriously old school dining room strewn with chandeliers and vintage knickknacks that's helmed by a fast talking waitstaff that'll gladly recommend primi and secondi to those overwhelmed by the extensive menu.

spaghetti and clams
New York

Emilio's Ballato

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While Emilio's Ballato may be best known for serving the occasional celebrity patron, it remains a Houston Street hidden gem, serving up satisfying Italian fare sans pretension. The well-worn storefront belies a gloriously old school dining room strewn with chandeliers and vintage knickknacks that's helmed by a fast talking waitstaff that'll gladly recommend primi and secondi to those overwhelmed by the extensive menu.