Make your way past the front doors of this Bronx beau and enter into one of two wings—either a sprawling and rustic dining room or a welcoming bar that is jam-packed daily. You’d be hard-pressed to find a bad word at this long-standing hearty and saucy spot, nestled into thriving Arthur Avenue. Servers whiz by, delivering glistening clams oreganata and fish Livornese. Enzo’s affable manager is usually a step behind, checking on your table like you’re one of the family. Begin with gnocchi in tegamino, with tomato, parmesan and a kiss of sage. Then dive into juicy pork chops drenched in white wine sauce and topped with spicy pickled cherry peppers. Tender chicken breast arrives stuffed with prosciutto, mozzarella and mushroom-cognac sauce.
- die MICHELIN-Tester