THREE ITALIAN FAVORITES By THEREZA REBOUCAS
ired of the same old burgers and fries and tacos? We know the feeling! That’s why Resident Magazine prepared a top three of our latest favorite Italian restaurants list for you. From traditional to contemporary cuisine, the old pasta can be new again and it will surprise you.
Let romance flow at this classic Italian restaurant on the Lower East Side. As the name says, it’s all about the sauce, rich and fresh. The traditional cuisine and homemade pasta will make you feel like you’re part of a big Italian family at those Sunday lunches prepared by nonna.
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Great for group dining and events, the restaurant has a large bar area and an outdoor seating space. Opened for brunch and dinner, try everybody’s favorite: the meatball dish. 78 Rivington St. New York, NY 10002 212.420.7700 saucerestaurant.com
Mani in Pasta
You don’t have to go to Rome anymore to experience their famous pizzas and pastas. Mani in Pasta’s Gramercy location on East 14th Street can offer you that in an intimate
and cozy, full-service restaurant, owned by award-wining Italian pizzaiolo Giuseppe Manco. Although it has just recently opened, the place has already leveled up the pizza game in the city. The toppings are “simple” as the chef likes to say, but the large 4x3 slice options are creative and unique—light, crispy and flavorful with fresh ingredients like his favorite, the Regina with tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and micro basil. You also need to try the appetizers, salads, Panini and imported gelato so you’re going