Buon Appetito: 14 of NYC's Most Romantic Italian Restaurants
by Julie Besonen, 02/06/2013
Spaghetti at Scarpetta photo (left) by Chris Villan; Barbetta photo by Phil Kline
When it comes to romance, lusty Italian food is an aphrodisiac. Lovers of all stripes will be inspired to clasp hands across the table at the 14 exceptional restaurants in our slideshow. From mom-and-pop-style spots to those that exude contemporary elegance, from trattorias with old-country traditions to eateries featuring innovations of modern gastronomía, the hideaways we've chosen form an enchanting travelogue that will take you through several regions of Italy and to all corners of the City.