food & drink
Emilio's Ballato55 E Houston St, New York, NY 10012, USA
A mid-century throwback of the best kind, this old-school Italian place in SoHo doesn’t take reservations, serves classic food, and feels kind of like a clubhouse. It is a warm and intimate spot ideal for a cozy night of simple, straightforward yet perfectly prepared pasta and a glass of house red (made by friends of the owners in Tuscany). Some menu favorites include the vongole oreganate, linguine alle vongole, spaghetti alla puttanesca, and the gamberi oreganate (baked shrimp with garlic, breadcrumbs and linguine). When you want that classic NYC Little Italy night out, Emilio’s Ballato is the place.