If classic Italian food in a romantic setting is what you’re looking for, MG’s got the perfect restaurant for you. Appetito Ristorante, located in Midtown West (47 w. 39th St.), is steps away from the Theater District in Manhattan. Specializing in Italian favorites for over 20 years, Appetito has a dish for everyone in your group (from a family get-together to a girl’s catch up sesh, the setting is classic Manhattan). Check out what MG had below…

Calamari Fritti – fried squid with spice sauce

Portobello w. eggplant & ricotta w balsamic glaze (ask for their specials)

Gnocchi al Pesto – homemade gnocchi with fresh pesto sauce (get this)

Veal Bolognese w. prosciutto & melted mozzarella in a white wine sauce


Homemade Tiramisu

 MG Tips:

  1. Appetito’s wine list is extensive, so let the waiters choose which wine goes with which dish you order (they are experts at pairing).
  2. A ‘must get’ is any one of their homemade pasta dishes (seriously, how often do you find homemade pasta in Midtown?).
  3. If you have relatives in town and they need a good pre-theater restaurant, send them here.
  4. Menu
  5. Reservations 

For more NYC dining spots, check out MG’s Date Night Restaurants column.