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On the corner of Minetta Lane right off 6th Avenue lies the rustic Italian meal you have been waiting for. Think rich flavors, bold Italian notes all presented in a beautiful way on your plate. Nothing about the dinner felt stuffy or overdone – just a great dinner on a cool summer night.

Classic B&W

The space was pretty comfortable for a Thursday night when you don’t want to be surrounded by loud music and you prefer not to yell across the table to your companions. In this case, we sat at the raised prep bar towards the back where we had a perfect view of both the salad prep station and the busy main kitchen right to its right. Watching your plate get its finishing touches before it comes your way is definitely a treat for any diner.

An added bonus, this is a definitely both a date spot & dinner with the parents kind of spot in my book. Dim lighting, great wine choices and pleasant staff abound. Equally perfect for picky eaters who just want a little old-fashioned pasta and those who venture into squid-ink territory (yay for adventurous eaters).

Finally, I can’t let you go without a view of our plates.

grilled octopus over a bed of roasted tomatoes

One of our appetizers, nicely grilled octopus over a bed of roasted tomatoes

beef check, mushroom and brown butter

Rich and buttery beef check, mushroom and brown butter agnolotti

Juicy chicken

Juicy chicken with a spicy pepper rub, goat cheese and oyster mushrooms.

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