Recommended by : John Jannuzzi (Senior Digital Editor, GQ)

Cuisine:Italian. Price: $$. Location: .

This Roman-inspired trattoria resembles a vintage Italian grocery store and whips up pizzas, homemade pastas, and other Italian small plates that taste like you’ve been transported to the boot. Emporio’s twenties-era rustic-industrial interior¬†features a lovely vaulted skylit ceiling in the back that turns the room into a sort of greenhouse.

“For Italian in the neighborhood I really like Emporio, which is on Mott between Prince and Spring. They have really good risotto balls and octopus.” – John Jannuzzi (Senior Digital Editor, GQ)