THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Caffe Midtown
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Caffe Midtown Restaurant Review: Antica Posta's Marco Betti and friends have completely reconfigured a down-at-the-heels Midtown space that's seen more businesses come and go than the sky's got stars. First, they fashioned it into a chic to-go spot, but, Betti says, they found most customers wanted to stay and eat. So after a month and a half, out with the old and in with the new. The selection of cakes and cheesecakes remains, but now, the restaurant offers seated dining for lunch and dinner. Elegant casual dining rises to a new aesthetic height in this art-filled contemporary space. The menu reaches to the heart of the Italian repertoire, with classic caprese salad and beef carpaccio on arugula with shaved Parmesan cheese. Gemelli pasta with prosciutto and green peas sports a rich coating of cream. Panini are done on home-baked focaccia. A few good main dishes for dinner all come in at or under $15. Desserts are again classics, such as panna cotta with fresh fruits and a killer chocolate mousse. Its prices reflect about half the going rate for desserts at most high-end restaurants. The all-Italian wine list is a delight, especially when you can start with a glass of the very fine 2002 Prosecco from Marsca Trevigiana 2002. There's value everywhere.