Cucina di Pesce


Step down into this East Village Italian fishery and one feels as though Tuscany has been transplanted to a subterranean space just outside the hustle and bustle of trendy-central. Well, this might be a bit of an exaggeration, but one will find decent fish and pasta at very reasonable prices. One will also find crowds of young locals waiting for tables in the larger-than-usual space, free mussels in the lobby that should scare the crap out of anybody who knows anything about botulism and waiters who can pronounce the complicated Italian menu items like old pros. [MF]

87 E 4th St. (bet. 2nd & 3rd ave)