I'm always down for some comforting Italian so I went with my family to L'artusi a couple weeks ago. The menu had so many things that looked good, that we ordered a number of small plates to share. My favorites were the mushrooms, octopus and beet raviolis! The dessert was delicious too – a mix of dark chocolate and caramel with a nice crunch to it.
Definitely stop by L'artusi if you're in NYC. I'm certainly planning on going back for brunch!