Plodding through snowy slush in New York will never compare to driving along the Amalfi coast, but there are a few places right here in the city that can recreate the authentic southern-Italian flavors. Tribeca’s Capri Cafe offers perfectly cooked pasta, whether it’s olive-infused or just covered in tomato sauce and cheese, and other dishes that are delicious in their simplicity. The desert, of course, doesn’t disappoint, as the cannoli had a delicate lemon flavor to it and the tiramisu reminded me of the one I had in a small restaurant in Trastevere. The owner himself is from Capri and will help cook the food, creating a tiny corner of Italy in the city.
Photos by Katrina