My college roommate Katie was in town this weekend for a visit, and we made our regular trip down to Little Italy for the evening. After walking up and down Mulberry Street and being propositioned by Italian waiters outside every restaurant there is, we chose Giovanna's- a hole-in-the-wall authentic Italian joint with a hearty menu. We opted out of the wine (since a night of barhopping was on the agenda) and indulged in fresh bread with a garlic olive oil (I joked about bringing this home with me... unbelievable oil blend, yum!) and huge portions of pasta and chicken parmigiana.
And as always, any trip to Little Italy is incomplete without a trip to Ferrara's cafe and bakery for dessert! Cannolis and palmiers, please!