L’Artusi | Italian | West Villange, NYC

I really love the setup of the restaurant where there is a nice long bar in the first floor with some booth seating. Our dinner was served at the second floor, which you can oversee the first floor. The service is impeccable and the food is delicious, both for the eyes and mouth.

I would recommend and try to get a reservation early!

Website: L’Artusi
Location: 228 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014


Battello | Jersey City, NJ

Everytime I walk by the waterfront of Jersey City I always marvel at this super modern setup Battello has on the pier. After many remarks of ‘oh we should really go there’, we finally did!

The restaurant sat us outside with a beautiful view of downtown Manhattan.

While the inside was not too shabby either.

Outdoor and Indoor Dining at Battello

On to the main event: the food!

Everything was excellent down to every last crumb along with the service. I got to try out my new (to me) camera and enjoy the modern takes on Italian food. Squid ink pasta? check. Octopus? check. Truffles? check.

Would I go back? Probably! Maybe even bring guests too so we can all enjoy the lovely view at night once the weather warms back up.

Website: Battello
Location: 502 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310


Del Posto

Birthdays are always a great excuse to go to a michelin star restaurant and I can justify that I am practicing my photography skills in low light areas!

Okay, who really believes that last part?

My favorites at Del Posto are the lobster alla cesare, spaghetti with dungeness crab, and wild striped bass in saor.

I know I picked all the seafood dishes but the spaghetti with dungeness crab was really good. You don’t exactly expect ‘spicy’ from spaghetti but it was delicious. Since it is a 5 course meal, I picked seafood items for most of my courses because it was much lighter and I was still stuffed at the end of the night. Okay, I really picked them because I love seafood but win win all around!

Tip: If you don’t have reservations, arrive at opening (5.30pm) and they might be able to fit you at the bar. If you don’t want to chance it, definitely make a reservation. The dining room looks absolutely beautiful with the double staircase.

Del Posto
85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011