Pisticci Ristorante

New York

Unless you live above 100th Street, Morningside Heights probably isn't your go-to neighborhood for date night, but that’ll change after a trip to tiny trattoria Pisticci, where romance is practically guaranteed thanks to dim lighting, homey decor, and spaghetti pomodoro prepared for two. There are even little hearts next to this dish on the menu and a note to share it with “your amici.” Below it, you’ll see other comforting from-scratch Italian plates, such as homemade fettuccine with mushrooms and delicate cavatelli with vegetables. Fun fact: Pisticci is New York’s first carbon-neutral restaurant, meaning it uses renewable energy and recycles food waste into fertilizer at its own organic farm. Not-so-fun fact: reservations can only be made for parties of six or more, so we’d recommend getting here early for dinner.