Centovini Bar - Closed

25 W. Houston St.
New York, NY 10012
212-219-2113
Centovini Bar

Nicole Akstein

Details

  • Sun 12pm-10pm, Mon 5:30pm-11pm, Tue-Sat 12pm-11pm
  • $$$$
  • Coat Check, Private Party, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Snack Food
  • Full bar
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
Though the interesting and uneven all-Italian wine list is overpriced, the food at this wine bar is exceptional. Start with the salted and peppered ball of buffalo mozzarella served with strips of sweet roasted pepper and culatello, or the unctuous boiled sausage cotechino, which comes on a high-protein bed of stewed lentils. Pastas are the way to go for your second course, many made by the owner's Apulian mother, Addolorata Marzovilla. Pick the cowry-shaped cavatelli tossed with broccoli rabe, or the mini ricotta-ravioli in a dice of orange squash.

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