Best Italian, Arthur Avenue (2008)

Roberto's

Sojourners to Belmont—the Bronx's Little Italy—are faced with a bewildering number of restaurant choices, many of them mediocre. The best by a long shot is ROBERTO'S, where the usual red-sauce cuisine of the region has been replaced with a menu that reflects modern Italian tastes. Order from the specials chalked on the wall and discover things like herby roast rabbit, duck sausage tossed with artichokes, and a wonderful, truffle-laced dish of penne and orange squash.