Italian tapas in the East Village
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When you're in a low-key mood to nibble on excellent regional Italian fare, head to Perbacco in the East Village. Located on East 4th Street between Avenues A and B, this cozy, dimly lit, brick walled eatery has a unique take on tapas, Italian style.
Choose from delicacies like fish carpaccio, potato and cheese croquettes, bite-size chunks of parmesan and goat cheese wrapped with thin slices of zucchini strips. There's also a wide choice of Italian entrees including a delicious gorgonzola ravioli in sage sauce that is divine. The friendly Italian staff can suggest appropriate wine pairings from the all-Italian wine list, a pleasant surprise in Manhattan. Try the old world Nero D'Avola if you're looking for something full bodied.
234 E. 4th St. (East Village)