'inoteca

Price guide: Mid-range

98 Rivington Street, New York City, New York, 10002

Price guide: Mid-range

'inoteca exterior

By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#47 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.3
4.3
Service:
3.9
3.9
Location:
4.1
4.1
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Trendiness

Expert review of 'inoteca

Tuscan food and wine in a casual setting.

Italian restaurants can be found throughout the city, but truly authentic eateries are hard to come by. Enter 'inoteca, a Tuscan eatery that serves great food and wine in a cantina-like atmosphere. 

Food and drink: 

The food is fresh and of good quality. Everything seems to be carefully prepared with wholesome ingredients. The Italian-centric wine list is extensive with more than 600 selections, 25 of which are by the glass. 

Recommended dishes: 

The cheese plates are always a great way to start a meal. They can be shared and savored while you wait for your main course. The panini list offers plenty of options, from prosciutto and spicy mustard to grilled mushrooms, mozzarella and spinach. My favorite dish is the beet and orange salad with sprigs of mint, pecorino shavings and crushed hazelnuts. I always order it and am never disappointed. 

Ambience: 

The ambience is rustic and convivial. The small bar has seats for four people. It's bustling but never overwhelming. Locals really love this place. 

Service: 

Service is up and down. Sometimes you're taken care of immediately while at others, you may have to wave down your waiter. 

Location: 

On the corner of Rivington and Ludlow, a very busy intersection in one of the hippest parts of town.

Price advice: 

Dinner for two costs about $45. Brunch is inexpensive, too, especially for the quality of food. 

Other useful branches: 

The restaurant also runs three other wine bars and restaurants in the city.

More information on 'inoteca:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant, Wine bar
Food:
Italian
Address:
98 Rivington Street, New York City, New York, 10002
Telephone:
212-614-0473
Website:
http://www.inotecanyc.com
Serves:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Fri noon-3am; Sat-Sun 10am-3am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary
Free tags / Keywords:
Great wine list

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