Maroni Hot Pots


New York
Italian Restaurant

There's something about home-cooked Italian that take-out from just any fast-casual simply can't achieve. This is where the Upper East Side's delivery-focused Maroni Hot Pots tries to step in, serving a menu of heart-warming family-style Italian dishes that are placed before you (or brought to your door) in an adorable enameled red pot. The pots come in three sizes (serving two, four, and eight) and brim with spaghetti in white wine with baby clams or herbed meatballs in bubbling red sauce. About that pot: yes, you can keep it. Reuse it, or bring it back to the restaurant for a few dollars back. The actual restaurant is small, with just 14 seats in a very casual dining room, but don't worry: if you eat-in, you can still get a pot, you pot head.