Ladies and Gentleman I'd like to call your attention to a gem of a restaurant in the West Village. A true Italian treasure. A restaurant that is charming, simple, and serving some of the best Italian fare in NYC. The restaurant is chef/owner Rita Sodi's I Sodi, and I recommend you go.
Raw artichoke with parmigiano ($12), is a nice, rustic starter. I wasn't blown away with the dish, but I could taste the authenticity.
The pasta at I Sodi did blow me away. Ravioli with spinach and sage was heavenly. Little pillows of joy, practically melting in my mouth. Spaghetti with pecorino and black pepper was also mind-blowing. Quite possibly the best spaghetti dish in NYC, I loved this dish. The dish is so simple, yet so perfect. The spaghetti perfectly cooked, the flavor and texture so wonderful. Order both these dishes and you'll see for yourself.
Grilled New York strip steak ($29) with arugula was absolutely fabulous. Not only was the steak perfectly cooked, but the flavor was awesome. Another hit.
A hazelnut semifreddo and chocolate flourless cake were simple, yet delightful endings, to a truly fantastic meal.
So if you crave one of the best Italian spots in New York City, drop by the pleasant and charming I Sodi. It doesn't get much better than this.
105 Christopher St. (bet. Bleecker and Hudson)
New York, NY 10014