Downtown Eateries to Love Up
Tacombi at Fonda Nolita is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

1. Tacombi at Fonda Nolita

9.3
267 Elizabeth St (btwn E Houston & Prince St), New York, NY
Taco Place · NoLita · 695 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: Taco al pastor all the way. If you love cilantro like I do, ask the guy to throw some Cs on that.

Calexico Cart is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

2. Calexico Cart

9.3
Wooster St (at Prince St), New York, NY
Mexican Restaurant · SoHo · 152 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: Expect the wait to be at least 15-20 minutes if you're going during primetime. Two words: crack sauce.

Torrisi Italian Specialties is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

3. Torrisi Italian Specialties

250 Mulberry St (at Prince St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · NoLita · 142 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: Chicken parm roll for lunch is sufficient enough for food coma and little to no work productivity post-meal. Yum.

Emporio is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

4. Emporio

9.2
231 Mott St (btwn Prince & Spring St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · NoLita · 189 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: Delicious ragu, Marisa approved.

Nyonya is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

5. Nyonya

8.8
199 Grand St (btwn Mott & Mulberry St), New York, NY
Malay Restaurant · Little Italy · 257 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: Obviously, get a fresh young coconut to go with yo' Malaysian meal. Favorites = homemade roti, mango chicken, and spare ribs.

Hampton Chutney Co. is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

6. Hampton Chutney Co.

8.4
143 Grand St, New York, NY
Dosa Place · SoHo · 206 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: If you want to go OG, order #1 with mango chutney. If you want something flavorful, order #9 with mango chutney. Won't be disappointed.

La Esquina is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

7. La Esquina

9.3
114 Kenmare St (at Lafayette St), New York, NY
Mexican Restaurant · SoHo · 677 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: Any of the tacos are pretty bomb. Carnitas, carne asada... always good choices.

Pepe Rosso To Go is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

8. Pepe Rosso To Go

8.8
149 Sullivan St (btwn Houston & Prince St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · SoHo · 134 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: Cheap Italian that surprisingly tastes better than some more upscale restos. The hearty spaghetti bolognese and the spicy pappardelle are my favorites.

10 Downing Food And Wine is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

9. 10 Downing Food And Wine

10 Downing St (Btw 6th Ave. & Bedford St.), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 46 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: This has always been a pre-dinner drinks spot for me. And will continue to be that. Not overly impressed with their food. The wine list is impressive.

Lupa is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

10. Lupa

9.1
170 Thompson St (btwn Bleecker & W Houston St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 213 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: One of my all-time favorite Italian restos in NYC. Everything is good here. Try the seasonal dishes and of course, la saltimbocca.

Ruby's Café is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

11. Ruby's Café

9.4
219 Mulberry St (btwn Prince & Spring St), New York, NY
Australian Restaurant · NoLita · 318 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: Good looking Aussies hang out here 24/7. Maybe because it's also owned by Aussies. In any case, the salads here are fresh and amazing. Love the pear & walnut version best.

Bite is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

12. Bite

8.6
335 Lafayette St (btwn Bleecker & W Houston St), New York, NY
Sandwich Place · NoHo · 174 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: The lunch specials are perfect here. So many salads, sammies, and wraps to choose from. Also, they offer a pretty decent chai latte here. Worth noting.

Peels is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

13. Peels

325 Bowery (at E 2nd St), New York, NY
Breakfast Spot · East Village · 385 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: This is one of my go-to "cute" places. Between the build-a-biscuit, pastry case, Stumptown Roasters coffee, and Southern-inspired menu, I end up here a lot. Try the grits if you're really hungry.

The Meatball Shop is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

14. The Meatball Shop

9.2
84 Stanton St (btwn Allen & Orchard St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Lower East Side · 637 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: The meatball smash is great. When I want to go "lighter," I opt for the Everything But the Kitchen Sink deal. Which in reality, isn't thaaat much lighter.

'inoteca is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

15. 'inoteca

98 Rivington St (at Ludlow St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Lower East Side · 89 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: Great place for dates — especially if you snag the window-facing booths. That plus carafes of wine = success.

Pala is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

16. Pala

198 Allen St (btwn Houston & Stanton), New York, NY
Pizza Place · Lower East Side · 97 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: Vegan-friendly! I sat at the bar and the service was fast, efficient, and the food was equally commendable. I had the gnocchi... but would go back for a proper pizza.

Numero 28 – Pizzeria Napoletana is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

17. Numero 28 – Pizzeria Napoletana

8.4
176 2nd Ave (Btw 11th And 12th), New York, NY
Pizza Place · East Village · 85 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: The pizza here is so damn good. Diavola, D.O.C, Reginella, San Daniele, and the Romeo pizza all get top honors. Sit outside on a nice night. It's heaven.

Graffiti is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

18. Graffiti

8.1
224 E 10th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · East Village · 69 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: One of my favorite date spots. Best tapas, great wine deal, friendly service.

Dieci is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

19. Dieci

228 E 10th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · East Village · 81 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: Amazing mash-up cuisine... Italian meets Japanese food. The pork belly buns, potato gratin w/ sea urchin, spicy lamb bolognese ramen, and miso-infused filet mignon tataki are all must-try items.

Veselka is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

20. Veselka

9.1
144 2nd Ave (at E 9th St), New York, NY
Ukrainian Restaurant · East Village · 590 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: I mean, is there really any other spot that can properly cure a mean hangover?

Vandaag is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

21. Vandaag

103 2nd Ave (at 6th St.), New York, NY
Scandinavian Restaurant · East Village · 83 tips and reviews
East Village Thai is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

22. East Village Thai

7.4
32 E 7th St (Cooper Sq.), New York, NY
Thai Restaurant · East Village · 18 tips and reviews
Zabb Elee is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

23. Zabb Elee

75 2nd Ave (btwn E 4th & 5th), New York, NY
Thai Restaurant · East Village · 125 tips and reviews
Ippudo is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

24. Ippudo

9.5
65 4th Ave (btwn E 9th & E 10th St), New York, NY
Ramen Restaurant · East Village · 1083 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: Ramen. Pork Buns. Ramen. Pork Buns.

Mark is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

25. Mark

8.3
33 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Burger Joint · East Village · 214 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: You go here for the sliders... what else?

Tsampa is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

26. Tsampa

212 E 9th St (btw 2nd & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Asian Restaurant · East Village · 33 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: Try the cha sha tofu if you're into chicken/tofu stirfry. It's the ultimate and so delicious.

The Beagle is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

27. The Beagle

162 Avenue A (at E 10th St), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Alphabet City · 65 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: Great food & drinks. Right now, the whiskey smash is made w/ fresh peaches instead of apricots. TRY. The burrata & gin pairing board, olive oil-poached halibut, & flat iron steak are amazing.

Westville East is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

28. Westville East

9.1
173 Avenue A (at E 11th St), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · East Village · 281 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: All about the market sides here. In other Westville news, the french toast is yummy as is their three-cheese mac-and-cheese for late night snacking.

Gnocco is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

29. Gnocco

8.3
337 E 10th St (Avenue B), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Alphabet City · 85 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: The homemade gnocco and charcuterie platters are phenomenal.

Spina is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

30. Spina

175 Avenue B (E 11th St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Alphabet City · 54 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: Handmade pasta — you can watch them making it. Recos = polpettine di carne, fagottino, arugula insalate, malloreddus, orechiette, and agnolotti.

Porsena is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

31. Porsena

8.1
21 E 7th St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · East Village · 67 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: Modern Italian with focus on pasta. Try the crostini salami, lasagna al forno, pasta al ragu. I thought about the ragu for days after. TMI?

Bianca is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

32. Bianca

5 Bleecker St (btwn Bowery & Elizabeth St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · NoHo · 185 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: Great date spot. Super casual, cash only, good pricing.

Rai Rai Ken is one of Downtown Eateries to Love Up.

33. Rai Rai Ken

7.7
218 E 10th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Noodle House · East Village · 197 tips and reviews

Marisa T.Marisa Tom: Delicious ramen when you don't feel like waiting a couple hours at Ippudo. I usually go for the miso ramen (pretty basic) but it does the trick. Gyoza is bomb here too.