Nothing brings people together like Italian cuisine. Whether it’s the rich flavors or the cultural traditions, Italian has a special power that draws people close, making it the perfect food to eat with your friends. If you want to impress your pals with a truly great Italian meal, bring them to L’Artusi. Every member of your group will find something to love, as the menu at this stylish spot ranges from comfort-food classics like simple spaghetti to inventive dishes such as orecchiette with sausage, salumi, and pecorino. Before you dig in, raise a glass of barolo to friendship, then proceed to sample everything on the table. This is Italian food, so sharing isn’t just allowed, it’s encouraged. The atmosphere is lively and welcoming, so don’t feel bad if one of your jokes makes your friend laugh a little too loud. Just take another bite of olive oil cake–a house specialty–and enjoy the moment. Whether you’re starting the evening before a performance of the New York City ballet, or looking for the perfect end to a busy day in the city, nothing goes better with good conversation than good food, so drop by this West Village classic and enjoy plenty of both.  


228 West 10th Street New York NY 10014

(212) 255-5757

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