Chef Shea Gallante's (Cru) seasonal driven Flatiron Italian restaurant Ciano is really good. Walk into this dimly lit joint, and feast on some wonderful fare.
The bread is served with a truffle butter that is so orgasmic and amazing, I almost proposed on the spot. Actually, I did ask this butter for its hand in marriage, but unfortunately, marrying butter in NYC is still illegal.
Roasted veal meatballs ($18) served with creamy white polenta, with herbs and truffle pecorino, are delicious, tasty, and sexy. I sopped up every last bit of this sauce and polenta with my bread.
Pappardelle ($18) with duck bolognese, oregano, and pecorino di noce, is excellent. Another great dish whose sauce I did not let go to waste. More sopping and devouring. It did my body good.
End your meal with Ciano's cookie plate. It's uniquely exceptional.
So have a wonderful meal at Ciano, grab a glass of wine, and dive into that truffle butter. You might fall in love, and that is all you need.
45 E. 22nd Street (bet. Broadway and Park)
New York, NY 10010