la dolce vita
to New York City, serving a two-course lunch for $12. And no, this is not a way to peddle piddly small plates — these are full-size portions just like you'd find at your nonna's place. The meal starts with a selection of salads and appetizers; choices include a simple Mediterranean salad, kale salad, bruschetta, minestrone, and zuppetta di cozze
, a spicy tomato stew with vermentino wine and mussels. All the pastas are made in-house: The dishes range from Roman tagliolini cacio e pepe
(cheese and black-pepper sauce) and tagliolini carbonara
with pancetta to Sardinian maloreddos alla campidanese
, an authentic handmade pasta with sausage and spicy tomato sauce.Click here
to read Sara Ventiera's full piece on the Arco Cafe lunch-special menu.
Every Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m., the Upper West Side restaurant Arco Cafe brings a taste of