Theater-area Italian? Basilica, Passon, Trecolori or Cascina?
Anyone have experience with these 4 sufficient to steer me one way or the other for a Sunday night dinner?
My wife & I like good quality pasta (gnocchi, risotto) and sauces...not so much for the tomato paste sauces.
Looking forward to your helpful comments!
I don't think you'll find risotto at Basilica but their gnocchi is homemade and tasty. Nice intimate atmosphere as well.
I've eaten at both Passon and Trecolori - they're both good, both reasonable. I prefer the pastas at Passon (and they do a nice risotto), but RGR - a regular poster here whose opinions I respect - prefers Trecolori.
I'd also definitely add Viceversa on 51st (between 8th and 9th) to your list. I dined there for the first time last night and was very pleased with the ambience, service, and food. One of their pasta specialities, casoncelli alla bergamasca - a ravioli-like pasta stuffed with ground veal, crumbles of ameretti, and raisins served with diced pancetta in brown butter - was absolutely outstanding. I'll go back there just to have that dish again!