Fodor's Expert Review Lugo Cucina Italiana

$$$ Midtown West Italian

The area around Madison Square Garden is a restaurant wasteland with the rare, sparkling exception of this spacious Italian "brasserie," serving comfort food with a dolce vita twist. Stop by for an espresso and pastry in the morning; later, a single menu presents lunch, aperitivo, and dinner options, which include grazing portions of salumi, cheeses, and vegetable dishes like eggplant caponata, Tuscan white-bean salad, and grilled zucchini with pine nuts. Fuller meals of Neapolitan-style pizzas, house-made pastas, and grilled meats and fish also are commendable.

Italian Lively Breakfast Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

33rd St. and 8th Ave.
New York, New York  10119, USA

212-760–2700

www.lugocucina.com

Known For:
  • Italian comfort food and house-made pastas
  • Gnocchi with crab
  • Solid dining in MSG area
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed weekends

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