Giorgio Morandi was an Italian artist born in Bologna in 1890. The restaurateur Keith McNally was born in London in 1951 and named his first Italian trattoria for the still-life painter, admiring his images of bottles and glasses as well as his epicurean hometown. Morandi had some hiccups when it opened in 2007 but has since settled comfortably onto Waverly Place, serving breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner. Chef Tony Liu was born and raised in Hawaii but knows his way around soulful Italian food due to working at Mario Batali's Babbo and at August, a long-running Mediterranean gem in the West Village. The rustic space has a beautiful tiled floor, exposed brick and a happening crowd that's generally a mix of locals and Europeans. Various regions of Italy are represented on the menu, with a wide range of antipasti, pasta (pici al limone is a highlight) and secondi like meatballs with pine nuts and raisins and grilled sea bream with lemon-oregano oil.