I had great Sunday dinner at this modern Italian restaurant in the East Village. This large restaurant has sleek and minimalist deco. L’Apicio is run by same peoples who run Dell’ Anima and L’Artusi in West Village. L’Apicio is known for their pasta dishes as is Dell’Anima yet I didn’t order any pasta dishes this time ……I wasn’t in the mood for it. Guess what!!! When I blogged about Dell’ Anima in the past the polenta dish was the only dish that disappointed and I gave one heart rating but this time at L’Apicio I have to take it back!!! They serve four different kind of polenta Alla Spianatora and I had roasted mushroom and it was so yummy ~ Next time I will try their famous pasta dishes so stay tuned…… xoxo
Dell’ Anima is a small cute Italian restaurant located in Greenwich Village. The place showcases two bars: one for drinks and one facing the open kitchen, where chefs dish out modern Toscan Italian dishes. New York City offers so many choices of Italian, but Dell’ Anima’s menu is unique-like a Sea Urchin Spaghetti, and I like the fact that the menu changes often. I can say the best seat for groups is the high table with stools in front but if you like counter seats, you can enjoy all the action of the kitchen up front! I had the Fluku Crudo, Grilled Octopus, Wild Mushroom Pasta, and their Veal Shank was very good. Unfortunately, the shrimp polenta was a disappointment and the Scallop Sea Urchin was ok (I’ve had much better in a Japanese Italian restaurant.) Dell’Anima is known for their pasta, so if you go there make sure you order at least one pasta dish.