There's something almost formulaic about this restaurant on the ground floor of the hip Bowery Hotel: from the rustic, wood-bedecked interior to the stone-wall interior facade to the see-and-be-seen crowd who frequent the place and the menu of above-average Italian staples (from pizza to pastas mains). But the food here is good, the service is attentive, and nabbing an outside table may make you feel cooler than you are for a couple of hours, so what difference does it make? Answer: no difference, until it's time to pay the bill. Weekend brunch is also a good bet.
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