For those of you that know me, you know I love food, especially Italian. Naturally my favorite part of the city for food is Little Italy.
I’ve recently discovered yet another Italian restaurant that has stolen my food-loving heart.
Epistrophy is an authentic Italian restaurant serving food with the freshest ingredients. What I like about this place is that you can really feel how much love and care goes into the food itself. There is no disconnect between the waitstaff and the patrons either. The waiters are all genuinely nice and took a moment to connect with each customer individually.
After reading more about the restaurant, I learned the owners are three friends from Sardinia that fell in love with Manhattan and decided to bring a piece of home with them. They have definitely achieved that in every aspect.
The whole place has a relaxed European feel to it. Artsy in a way, but not trying too hard.
To start I went with the plate of olives, which were great. It was served with bread that was a nice change from what I’m used to aka heavy pita or simply no bread at all.
Of course I ordered a glass of their Montepulciano to compliment my choices of food.
For dinner I ordered the pappardelle (my favorite type of pasta) al sugo di carne. It was absolutely divine. The pasta was cooked to perfection. The sauce had the perfect amount of beef in it, meaning it didn’t overshadow the sauce and dry the dish out.
Another thing I liked was that the meals were all reasonably priced, which is hard to find in the city. This is definitely a spot I’ll be visiting regularly. Next time, for brunch!