Bottino
Credit: Bottino

Bottino, located in the heart of Chelsea’s gallery district, serves up some of the tastiest Tuscan-inspired dishes in New York City.

Located on 10th avenue between 24th and 25th street (and right next to the Chelsea High Line) Bottino provides its customers with mouthwatering options on a limited but very effective menu for all to enjoy.

Their space is nothing short of wonderfully intimate as you immerse yourself in its romantic lighting that is first seen at the gorgeous sprawling bar. From there you are led into the seated portion of Bottino that is suitable for a table for two or a big get together. Gorgeous greenery can be seen outside its windows which only enhances the amazing experience you are about to have.

As for the food, well it is downright spectacular. It is very pasta, fish and meat heavy, but each of them are done in the most appropriate and yummy of ways. The dish that I had, Cider-Braised Pork Cheeks with red cabbage and apple crisps, is arguably my favorite meal I’ve tried so far in 2020. Cider is such an effective ingredient to use and it made the pork cheeks taste incredible. I’m still dreaming about it to this day.

Not in the mood for meat? Bottino has you covered. Their pasta options are just as delicious, with the Linguini Nere Con Capesante (housemade squid ink pasta, bay scallops, saffron butter, breadcrumbs) making us happy as can be. Look at the ingredients that they use. Just look at them. Now picture them cooked perfectly together and made into a dish that will make you salivate from first bite to last. You are bound to have a big smile on your face if you happen to choose this dish. I guarantee it.

More information on Bottino can be found here. Happy eating everyone.