Italian-American cuisine is in-style, and this hot spot is bringing locals back to Mulberry, a street otherwise flanked by mediocre, touristy Italian restaurants. Run by chefs Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi (both of whom have logged time in the kitchens of some of the city's most lauded Italian eateries), this 25-seat restaurant isn't easy to get in to so reserve ahead. The $100 seven-course prixe fixe is available at lunch (Fri.–Sun. only) and dinner. The menu changes
regularly and it's hard to know what you're going to get until you sit down–from Jamaican jerk oxtail to a crunchy pork chop or spaghetti with clams. For a simpler meal, head next door to Torrisi spinoff, Parm, which serves great Italian-accented sandwiches.