The unabashed clutter of vintage kitchen gadgets and tableware harks back to Il Buco's past as an antiques store and the effect is a romantic country-house feel with excellent food. This is a favorite for a cozy, intimate meal. The menu focuses on meat and produce from local farms, with several excellent pasta choices, and a variety of Mediterranean tapas-like appetizers. Call ahead to book the intimate wine cellar for dinner. The Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, around
the corner at 53 Great Jones St., is a more casual setting, with a small market up front selling gourmet cheese and house-cured meats, and a wine bar in the back.