April 2nd, 2018 Update:
Turns out Pistoia handles family style like they do with their families in Tuscany. A feast for the ages for $55, house wine included. Highlights: The oh so silky prosciutto I cant get enough here. The tiny but potent Zucchini flam. One of the best simple Spaghetti with red sauce I’ve has in a while. Perfectly cut and cooked Pappardelle topped with hearty slow braised meat ragu. And delicate veal cutlets braised with Tuscan wine.
I rarely get this much satisfaction from a group. The big reason is the people running the place. You are not dealing with a corporation and an expensive super fixed menu. You are dealing with owner Emanuelle who will not nickle and dime you and will make sure everyone leaves satisfied. One of my favorite new Italian in NYC.
September 26th post:
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