Imagine a nightly party starring all your favorite Italian salumi, fried little bites, pizzas, and wines. That’s essentially 2 Amys, still hopping after 15 years. Credit superb cheese and meat boards—the house lomo and bresaola are divine—as well as crisp morsels such as salt-cod croquettes or risotto balls oozing mozzarella. Pizzas, a handful of which have the DOC stamp of approval as truly Neapolitan, are perfectly chewy with just enough char; they’re best topped with the likes of eggplant confit, mini-meatballs, or garlicky cockles. The wine list sidesteps big labels for smaller producers and inexpensive made-for-the-house wines served in carafes. Not a party person? The pace at lunch is far more relaxing. Moderate.
Also great: Escarole with anchovy dressing; potato-prosciutto croquettes; porchetta; Marsala custard.