This locals’ fave serves mouthwatering and affordable Neapolitan food in a casual but pretty setting. The pastas are made on-site, fresh tasting and just al dente enough. The arancini (cheesy rice balls) are a standout and, at six orange-sized balls for just $6, may count as the best deal in the neighborhood. I also like the wine policy here: every bottle is priced the same as all the others, as are the wines by the glass, and all are reasonable, meaning if you're with a group you won't have to compromise with a cheaper varietal that no-one really likes.
New York City
New York City› Restaurant
173 Ludlow St. near E. Houston
Our Rating Neighborhood Lower East Side Hours Daily 5–11pm, Sat¬–Sun noon–4pm, Transportation Subway:F to Delancey St., J,M,Z to Essex St. Phone 212/353-3353 Prices Main courses $14-$26 Cuisine Type Neapolitan Web site Tre