New York's Best Modern Italian restaurants

Italian food has long been New York's favorite cuisine and with arguably more Italian restaurants in the Big Apple than in Italy, Urbanologie takes away the stress and narrows down some of the best for U.

Marta is the new Italian restaurant at the Martha Washington Hotel, just north of Madison Square Park, where head chef Nick Anderer, the chef and partner at New York’s Maialino, the upscale restaurant on Lexington Avenue, has teamed up with Danny Meyer, the restaurateur and CEO of the Union Square hospitality group.

Missy Robbins, occasional chef to the Obamas who earned a Michelin star as head chef at both A Voce and A Voce Columbus, has opened her own restaurant in Williamsburg.

Momofuku Nishi
The contemporary Italian branch of David Chang’s Momofuku empire has reopened, with an upgraded interior and more focused menu.

La Pecora Bianca
Known for the utterly charming Claudette, restaurateur Mark Barak has opened another bright and breezy restaurant, this time with a focus on light and wholesome Italian cuisine.

The New Face of Acme
Head chef Mads Refslund, which made Acme a pioneer in New York's New Nordic cuisine scene, has stepped down, leaving the kitchen in the safe hands of a Daniel Boulud vet, who's looking further south for inspiration.

Service Station
In what was a former Exxon Mobil station, pizza mastermind Giulio Adriani is now turning out Neapolitan-style pies.

Pizzeria Sirenetta
Rustic Italian fare and neopolitan pizza with a Brooklyn vibe in the Upper West Side.

Cafe Altro Paradiso
James Beard nominated duo behind Nolita favourite Estela has expanded into SoHo with a grand space with rustic Italian fare and an epic winelist.

Ideal For

Rustic and classic Italian charm