45 Mercer St
New York, NY 10013
Situated in the heart of Soho, Galli is certainly sophisticated, sporting exposed brick, leather banquettes, and elegant light fixtures, but its menu leaves any frills out, sticking to unfussy red-sauce favorites like chicken parm, spaghetti & meatballs, and chicken marsala. Before you start twirling that spaghetti though, you’ll want to start with a plate of calamari, which comes in three varieties (we suggest the fried one with shrimp). The pastas here are available in gluten-free and whole wheat varieties, and can be topped with luscious homemade sauces, including vodka, Amatriciana, and bolognese. Speaking of vodka, sidle up to the marble bar where friendly bartenders sling a mix of classic and house signature drinks.