Atop the white-and-black penny-tiled second floor above Yo! Lobster sits this retro, red-sauced Italian spot, complete with crisp white tablecloths and dark wood accents. Get a free show with dinner when you order the tableside Caesar Salad, then dig into a 100-layer Lasagna or one of the much-praised Veal. Whether or not you go full Lady and the Tramp on the linguini is up to you.
Fachini serves a 100-layer lasagna. We could probably stop there, but in case you need more convincing, chef Julian Barsotti—who’s responsible for a handful of the city’s best Italian spots—also plies diners with Lobster Ravioli, Veal Chop Marsala, and Flounder Piccata in this stylish second-floor eatery. But seriously, get the lasagna. Impossibly thin pasta sheets are lovingly layered with sauce and cooked until the edges are crispy, and there’s nothing in that sentence you don’t want to eat.