Among the first things you’ll notice when you walk into this tiny, no-reservations dining room is a blackboard scrawled with specials and a gleaming wooden bar arrayed with bowls of veggies and meats. And although pizza might seem like it should be the centerpiece of your table—2 Amys proprietor Peter Pastan is a co-owner—those are the two areas you’ll want to focus on when cobbling together a grazer’s feast. (The pies tend to be over-charred.) The daily specials might include cocktail nibbles (a cracker with creamy rabbit-liver mousse), vividly dressed salads (roasted leeks with Gorgonzola), and terrific ice creams. But don’t ignore the paper menu entirely—it offers excellent salumi and some of the richest burrata we’ve found.
- Celery salad with walnuts and pecorino
- Grilled eggplant
- Cotechino-sausage pizza with a runny egg
- Prosciutto ice cream
- Negroni cocktail