Sister restaurant of L'Artusi and dell'anima. Since I like both of these places L'Apicio was definitely one to try. Great atmosphere, cool bar, a couple of comfy lounge couches in the front. It could be good for a drink with friends or a business dinner or a date. All good things.
Start with CHARRED OCTOPUS. This was delicious! The octopus was nice and soft all mixed in with green papers, pepperoni and fregola (a type of pasta), very balanced. The lemon zest added a great kick to the entire dish. Highly recommend this one. Yummy!
GNOCCHI WITH OSSO BUCCO RAGU. Ragu was amazing and gnocchi was delicious I actually thought there should have been more ragu and a little less gnochi. Great classic combination of a pasta and meat. Love the melted cheese on top. Quite a hearty portion so sharing is always encouraged.
Board with POLENTA and BRAISED SHORT RIB. Actually, there is an entire section of polenta inventions. All looked good but it was the short rib that was the right choice for the night. It was terrific. The polenta soaked in sauce from the meat is sure to make you very happy with the choice.
A great place with great food. L'Artusi people have the formula figured out.
13 E 1st St.
New York, NY