Two stars by New York Times, and rightly so. Shared fritto misto, bouquets of crunchy veggies and cocktails sipped from pineapple mugs, and the cold winds are kept from entering the dining room by smart design of the architect Renzo Piano of Beyer Blinder Belle.
Fresh herbs rule over the room along with sparks of citrus, so much so that the minestrone is green, mint and parsley salsa verde with basil leaves is applied to grilled porgy; and herbs dominate pasta sheets with sheep's milk ricotta and marinara sauce.
Major Food Group restaurateurs are behind this and other fun eating spaces of the city, this time, it's coastal Italian, as the corner of Washington St used to be a shore. Seafood is there too, but even the décor, with chandeliers and other kitschy items, support the theme.