Best Italian Restaurant: Sauce (Readers’ Choice)

Photo: Sauce's web site.
Photo: Sauce’s web site.

In a competitive category, Frank Prisinzano’s Sauce was a solid favorite. The younger sibling of an East Village mini-empire has been a hit since opening a couple of years ago. Like Prisinzano’s other restaurants, Sauce is an affordable option for homestyle Italian specialties. You can get a plate of pasta or lasagna, just like grandma used to make, for around $15, although the checks balloons rapidly once wine is added. This is a nose-to-tail operation; whole animals are butchered on site, and there’s an emphasis on organic ingredients and local produce. Sauce is a scene on many weekend evenings, and the service can be spotty, but it’s a solid delivery option any night of the week.

78 Rivington St.

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