Skip Times Square—These Are the Best Italian Restaurants in NYC

If the thought of a hearty spaghetti pomodoro with a generous sprinkle of Parmesan and a glass of Montepulciano sounds like your idea of weeknight dinner heaven, you've come to the right place. In colder months, New York City is not short on cozy, dimly lit Italian restaurants to hunker down in during a storm and carbo-load until you can barely walk home. But even on hot summer nights, other Italian restaurants—those that offer generous outdoor seating and specialize in Southern coastal dishes—are perfect for a dinner alfresco. Have we made you hungry yet? These are the best Italian restaurants in NYC.