OK, sure, it’s 80 degrees in NYC and its October – however, not for long! That means we have to enjoy the outdoor dining while we can. These next few weeks will actually be the perfect time, before the nights become downright too cold to sit outside and enjoy a meal. One of the most beautiful (and shaded) places I like to visit Olio e Piu in the West Village. You’re surrounded by beautiful flowers, vines crawling up the walls, adorable furniture and a little bit of that old rustic feel. Come here for the pizza, the seafood, and the Rose!
The pizzas are so, so good. This is my IDEAL crust. Even though I’m from New Haven, land of the thin crust pizza, I have to admit it isn’t really my thing. This pizza crust is thick and doughy, charred perfectly in the wood-brick oven. I’ve tried a few of them, and they are all great.
P.S, this is also the perfect place to treat yourself after a day at Bloomingdale’s 😉
Squid ink pasta is my favorite kind of pasta to order, and while I have to admit this one wasn’t my absolute favorite (Osteria Morini I’m coming back for you), it definitely was tasty! There was no shortage or potatoes or seafood, and for that I’m a fan. The tomatoes with the mozz were perfect too.
Right before the dinner rush! Love when restaurants are able to open all of their doors for that wide open feel.
I also think it’s cute that everything is served on these “old school” plates – it really reminds me of hangin’ at Grandma’s house.
Like I said, no shortage of seafood at Olio e Piu.
In keeping with the theme of the plates, I love these little espresso dishes. Again, reminds me of my Grandma’s espresso cups (although I bet her espresso is better, hehe).
Olio e Piu does have specials on Rose for happy hour, so I recommend that time to go! You can hang in your little bubble surrounded by flowers, while the chaos of city traffic is just a few feet away.
Located at 3 Greenwich Avenue, just off W 4th stop!
Have a great day!