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363 W. 16th St. (Ninth Ave.) Send to Phone
Cruise into this old-country Italian brasserie at the Maritime Hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED La Bottega Restaurant Review

: Subway tile, wine bottles and antique mirrors lend this buzzing spot an Italian brasserie feel, where the top choice is the first-rate thin-crusted pizza. But if you look past the pies---perhaps with the exception of the quattro stagioni covered in wild mushrooms, artichokes, prosciutto di Parma and basil---the wood-burning oven turns out other striking treats, too, like the pollo al mattone (chicken roasted under a brick) with cipollini onions and roasted potatoes and the New York strip steak with sautéed spinach. Pastas are a good choice as well; for a healthy one, try the whole-wheat penne with chickpeas, artichoke, red wine and Parmesan. The dishes’ simplicity proves that pure flavors don't have to shout to be heard; if only diners in the cacophonous space shared the same philosophy.
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