Dell’ Anima is a small place along a portion of 8th Ave right before 8th Ave gets ugly. It’s always busy, which might be why it opened a wine bar next door. There is a high-top counter along the open kitchen which is a great place to ponder why you can’t eat pasta every night. This place was the subject of my first blog post, so it’s been around awhile, but is still doing fantastic, swerving simple but slightly upscale Italian food with a solid wine list and KILLER cocktails.. Try the roasted orange negroni. On this particular night, we sampled a seafood stew (continuing my obsession) and split the pasta carbonara. See the egg yolk, just waiting to be broken? So good.
Dell’Anima, 38 8th Ave, West Village. For more info visit their website.