5 Bleecker St.
New York, NY 10012
Best Of
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Shiho Fukada


  • Sun 5pm-10:30pm, Mon-Thu 5pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-12am
  • $$$
  • Delivery, Takeout
  • Dinner
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
The decor may resemble an English farmhouse in a television commercial, but the food is Emilia-Romagnan, including hot puffy fritters called gnocco, paired with prosciutto, salami, and other cured pork products, and cotechino, a delectable boiled sausage sided with mashed potatoes rather than the traditional lentils. The best pasta is not the expected tagliatelle alla bolognese, but gramigna ("grass")--double-long macaroni elbows sauced with crumbled fennel sausage and strips of sweet red pepper. The seafood frito misto, served on a bed of fried squash and eggplant, also deserves plaudits.

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