53 Great Jones Street,
Phone: (212) 837-2622
Can a restaurant be everything to everyone? Apparently, it can. Il Buco Alimentari is a market, salumeria, bakery, enoteca, and restaurant all wrapped up in one. Which means you can do your grocery shopping while you wait for a table. They bake over a dozen breads in house, so pick up a loaf along with some handmade pasta and salami. Located conveniently around the corner from its sister restaurant, the menu at this dine-in trattoria showcases market fresh Italian with wondrously fresh pastas, like bucatini cacio e pepe and an exemplary porchetta alla romana.
Don’t Miss Dish: Kale panini, porchetta, pastas, fried rabbit.
End With: Salted caramel gelato & pear sorbetto.
Drink This: Well-curated wine list
Occasion: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner; casual date night, cheese and wine
Bonus: Grab groceries and dinner, all in one place