Tuesday, July 29, 2008

il bagatto - "the best trattoria in manhattan"

Last Thursday, my fiancee and I found ourselves downtown without concrete dinner plans.  Our discussion took but a moment before we agreed to head over to 192 east 2nd St. and Ave. B.  This is the address of il bagatto, our favorite Italian spot in the city.  The menu is Romana tipica, which is simplicity at its best.  I always get a big kick out of the menu listing for the tagliata seafood special: "No cheese allowed for this dish so please don't ask!"  This brings me back to my days in Rome.  Waiters would look a you as if you had three heads if you asked for cheese with seafood.

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