The A R I Times
THE NOLITA EDITION:
NoLita /nōˈłįtə/, "north of Little Italy", is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan that has been long regarded as part of Little Italy. NoLita is bounded on the north by Houston Street, on the east by Bowery, on the south by Broome Street, and on the west by Lafayette st.
From the sidewalk on East Houston Street between Mott and Mulberry is a grimy red awning that appears to belong to a faded pizza parlor. This nondescript gem is Emilio's Ballato. As you walk inside, album covers and photos of pop stars such as David Bowie, Jon Bon Jovi and Billy Joel surround the walls. This small, narrow, old school restaurant is home to some of the best Italian food in New York.
55 E Houston St
New York, NY 10003
What to order:
Fresh zucchini-seasoned, breaded and flash fried
Linguine Alle Vongole
Linguine with fresh clams, olive oil and garlic
Petto Di Pollo Alla Emilio
White wine, butter, lemon, capers
What to wear:
Artisinal Italian Luxury