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The Italian Job

As you have or may not have noticed, I’ve been on quite the Italian binge recently, and it only seemed appropriate to collate the best (and the worst) Italian you can find in this wondrous city. Categories include Best Overall Italian, Best Pizza, Best Pasta, Best Bruschetta, Best Atmosphere, Best Dessert, Best Date Spot, Best Value, Best Service, Best Fancy Italian, Best Casual Italian, Most Expensive, Worst Overall, Most Disappointing, Biggest Rip-Off, Worst Service, and, of course, all the runners-up.

Best Overall Italian:
Del Posto
runners-up:
Maialino, Falai

Best Pizza:
Motorino (Margherita)

Best Pasta:
Falai (Pici Pasta)
runner-up:
Scarpetta

Best Bruschetta:
Oscar’s Cafe
runners-up:
Gottino, Otto


Best Starter:
Peasant (bread with ricotta)
Best Panini:
‘ino

Best Atmosphere:
Peasant
runner-up:
East Side Social Club

Best Dessert:
Del Posto
runner-up:
Sant Ambroeus

Best Date Spot:
Il Cantinori
runners-up:
Peasant, Lavagna

Best Brunch:
‘ino
runner-up:
Morandi

Best Value:
Lavagna

Least Pretentious:
Lavagna and Novita

Best Service:
Maialino and Del Posto

Best Fancy Italian:
Scarpetta and Del Posto

Best Casual Italian:
Novita

Best ‘Scene’:
Extra Virgin
runner-up:
Sant Ambroeus

Darkhorse Contender:
Le Zie

runner-up:
I Sodi

Most Expensive:
Del Posto

Worst Overall:
La Foccaccia
runners-up:
Barolo, Nonna

Most Disappointing:
dell’anima

Biggest Ripoff:
SD26

Worst Service:
SD26
runner-up:
La Lanterna di Vittorio

Most Overrated:
Keste, Lupa, and dell’anima

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