Make your way past the front doors of this Bronx original and enter into one of two wings—either a sprawling and rustic dining room or a welcoming bar that is jam-packed on weekends. You’d be hard-pressed to find a bad word at this longstanding hearty and saucy joint, nestled into thriving Arthur Avenue. Servers whiz by, delivering glistening clams oreganata and tender fish Livornese. Enzo’s affable manager is usually a step behind, checking on your table like you’re one of the family. Begin with gnocchi in tegamino, with tomato, parmesan and a kiss of sage. Then dive into juicy pork chops drenched in white wine sauce and topped with spicy pickled cherry peppers. Tender chicken breast arrives stuffed with prosciutto, mozzarella, and mushroom-cognac sauce.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors