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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Ivy Restaurant Restaurant Review: Occupying Downtown Crossing real estate that though prime, remained vacant for well over a year, this Italian eatery aims to make up for lost time---serving both lunch and dinner in the urban, loft-like, split-level dining room and cocktails in the tiny lounge below. The offerings themselves are satisfyingly simple---grilled meats, familiar pasta dishes, traditional snacks from all over the boot; for their part, the assortments of salumi and formaggi, the sautéed mussels and an oozing block of truffled mac ‘n’ cheese pack expected punch. It's the portions that distinguish them: a mix of small plates and platters for two encourages leisurely, convivial dining, as does an affordable wine list (all bottles are $26). We have yet to be wowed, but we always feel welcomed.