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551 Hudson St. (Perry St.) Send to Phone
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This Italian eatery in the West Village aims to fulfill the promise of its name (“amusement”).
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: This West Village eatery serves up both classic and inventive Italian fare. Diners can choose a bottle from the all-Italian wine list (there are 150 selections) and browse a menu separated in the usual Italian manner (antipasti, primi and secondi). Spasso is Italian for “amusement,” and enjoyment comes easy when eating the carbonara; the eggy dish is paired with bigoli, a long, thick noodle with a course texture that holds onto the sauce admirably. The same goes for the orecchiette (“little ears), a chewy pasta from Puglia mixed with a light sauce of breadcrumbs, crab and shrimp. Heartier options include the ultra-tender roasted pork shoulder and the restorative seafood stufato, a stew of mussels, clams and fennel. Save room for the mint-laced coconut panna cotta.

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