8/01/2012 09:59:00 AM

7 New Italian Restaurants to Try Right Now

Dinner at Gabe Stulman's Perla 
New York City is already awash in a sea of red sauce, but seeing that Italian is consistently the most popular cuisine in our survey (32% say it's their favorite type of food), there's always room for a few more pasta joints. The last few months have seen a slew of Italian openings - from teeny wine bars serving plates of charcuterie to a casual pizza joint from one of the city's best Italian chefs that's been packed from day one. We've rounded up the most notable openings, so you'll know where to go when that pasta craving won't go away. Click through the slideshow below to see where to mangia, and check out the list of the city's best Italian restaurants here.


  1. I know that I am out of touch with the world but these restauranteurs seem to have forgotten the origins of the word "restaurant", a place to be refreshed. Not a single picture shows a table cloth or anything else that would absorb sound and I can only surmise that each of these eateries are deafeningly loud-hardly "restorative". Add to that the closeness of the tables, for those who actually get to sit down, instead of standing up and drinking like a horse in a barn, and no matter how good the food is, I wouldn't patronize any of these places unless I was with people with whom I didn't want to converse or linger with.

  2. An always favorite is Frank.
    This unassuming Italian joint is amazing, cheap, open late and has great specials.