Crowded and lively, particularly at lunch, Filo is the place for pizza and pasta in the downtown area. True Neapolitan-style pies with smoky, charred crusts direct from the wood-fired oven are among the best in the city. For a real treat, order the Filo, a wheel of a pizza with each slice a different topping according to the pizzero's whims. Pastas are served perfectly al dente—a rarity in town—and come with both classic and creative sauces. If you're dining solo,
the bar is a great spot to grab a stool and strike up a conversation. No photos allowed: the management cheekily say some guests "may be dining with someone that they'd prefer their spouse doesn't see." Check out the ever-changing art gallery in the basement.