Da Flora

Flora Gaspar and Mary Beth Marks' romantic Venetian osteria may be tucked amid Columbus Avenue's many tatty, red-sauce Italian restaurants, but it's still showing them all up. The porchetta tonnato and sweet-potato gnocchi inspire a voraciousness usually seen in the zoo's lion pen at feeding time, even after you've cleared your second plate of Da Flora's airy, oil-drizzled house focaccia. See our previous coverage.