Recommended by : John Jannuzzi (Senior Digital Editor, GQ), Aurelie Bidermann (Jewelry Designer)

Cuisine:American, Italian. Price: $. Location: .

At the tippy top of Little Italy stands Torrisi Italian Specialities, a sandwich shop by day, prix-fixe Italian restaurant by night. The dinner menu changes daily, but the meal always starts with their amazingly fresh, warm mozzarella.

“Chefs Mario Carbone & Rich Torrisi’s restaurant Torrisi, on Mulberry Street, has the best antipasti, cauliflower, and chicken parmesan. It’s always such a memorable experience with their tasting-menu style courses.” – Aurelie Bidermann (Jewelry Designer)