(The one and only downtown staple) Simple Tuscan eatery on 6th Ave. Serves homemade pastas, Branzino, meatballs, escarole/anchovy salad and spinaci and funghi to die for (not on the menu). Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna, Francesco Scavullo, Schnables, insiders. Outdoor dining is best and scene-y. Waiters barely speak English. Cheap and real Italian wines. Cash only. Un-fancy. Nothing better.