Get on a New York Bus Rental and Check out NYC's Best Italian Restaurants

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NYC is a melting pot of cultures, and this is reflected in the city's cuisine. You can be in NYC and tour the world through different tastes and different flavors. From European, to Asian, to Latin-American, to Continental, and even African cuisine, the Big Apple has it! Why not hop on a New York bus rental and embark on a sumptuous food adventure?


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Let us start with Italian cuisine. Custom Coach & Limo has come up with a list of the best Italian restaurants in town.




Porsena is a trattoria inspired by Chef Sara Jenkins' Tuscan and Roman childhood. It has a pasta-centric menu that features Italy's finest artisanal pastas with traditional and innovative sauces. It also serves a series of great antipasti and classic Italian main courses.


Porsena is located on 21 East Seventh Street, just a few blocks away from Astor Place.




Marea is Italian for "tide" and, true to its name, this restaurant serves regional Italian dishes that are influenced by ingredients from the sea. You can get food made from the freshest fish and shellfish from the Mediterranean and from other parts of the globe. Chef Michael White is at the helm of Marea.


Marea is at 240 Central Park South.


Ai Fiori


Ai Fiori celebrates cuisine from the Italian and the French Riviera through traditional regional dishes with modern interpretations. You can also try Chef Michael White's signature pastas and your choice from the restaurant's selection of over 300 wines, including ones from Provence and Liguria.


Ai Fiori is on 400 5th Avenue.


And because a great Italian dining experience is always best with great wine, you should not forget to make arrangements for a New York bus rental. This way, all of you can enjoy a glass or two and not worry about driving home.


Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca


Babbo Ristorante is all about the best of Italian food, wine, and lifestyle. It serves Chef Mario Batali's mouth-watering creations, which incorporate the freshest and the best seasonal produce, meat, game, seafood, and Italian cheeses, accented with fine Italian olive oils and traditional aceto balsamico. The restaurant also has an extensive wine list.


Babbo Ristorante is on 110 Waverly Place.


Del Posto


Del Posto is the first Italian restaurant to get a glowing four-star rating from The New York Times in almost four decades. It received the rating in 2010. The restaurant has a luxurious European ambiance and serves excellent Italian food. It also has a world-renowned wine list.


Del Posto is located at 85 Tenth Avenue.


Ristorante Morini


Ristorante Morini is a sleek and elegant, contemporary-style restaurant that offers pan-Italian regional cuisine. Its menu covers a variety of seasonal specialties that showcases both traditional and modern influences. This restaurant has Chef Michael White at its helm. It also has a very impressive wine selection, with emphasis on Italian wine.


Ristorante Morini is on 1167 Madison Ave.


Make sure you have a New York bus rental if you are going out to dinner with family or with a bunch of friends. Because we tell you, Italian dining experience is never complete without a glass or two of really good wine. And you can't have wine if you're driving.




Roberta's pays homage to fresh farming movement, having its own rooftop garden. It has a menu that changes daily and that is a mix of pizzas, pastas, small plates, and meats. Non-pizza options are gourmet. It has great cocktails, regional wines and beers, and gelato, too.


Roberta's is on 261 Moore St. in Brooklyn.




Scarpetta is a rustic-looking Italian restaurant with sleek and sophisticated interiors in a Greek revival townhouse on the edge of the Meatpacking District. Scarpetta is the Italian term for "little shoe," which also refers to the act of mopping up whatever is left of the pasta sauce using a piece of bread. This act represents the pure pleasure of savoring a meal down to its very last crumb.


Scarpetta is on 355 W. 14th St.


al di la Trattoria


al di la Trattoria is owned and operated by the dynamic husband and wife team of Emiliano Coppa and Chef Anna Klinger. The restaurant, which consists of a bar and a dining room, serves brilliant Venetian dishes. It has received two starts from the New York Times.


al di la Trattoria is located on 248 5th Ave.




Maialino is a Roman trattoria with a comfortable atmosphere and pitch-perfect service. Antipasti like small fried artichokes and pasta dishes like the tonnarelli cacio e pepe and malfatti al maialino are really good. This resto has Chef Danny Meyer at the helm.


Maialino is on 2 Lexington Ave., overlooking Gramercy Park.




L'Artusi is a 110-seat restaurant that presents Chef Gabe and Katherine Thompson's modern take on traditional Italian Cuisine. The place features two floors of banquette seating, a cheese bar, an extended traditional bar, a chef's counter that overlooks the open kitchen, and a 2,500-bottle walk-in wine cellar that can also accommodate private dining.


L'Artusi is located at 228 W 10th St.




Rosemary's is a village restaurant with a rooftop farm and is named after owner Carlos Suarez's mother. It is inspired by Tuscany, where Rosemary grew up, and by the rich heritage of Greenwich Village, where it is located. The restaurant represents the evolution of the Italian menu and highlights the herbs produced from the rooftop farm. Rosemary's is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and it also allows take-away. It also only takes reservations for parties of 7 people or more.


Rosemary's on 18 Greenwich Avenue.




Gennaro is where you can go for a hearty Italian-Mediterranean meal. It serves pastas that are well-flavored and carefully assembled. Its orecchiette with broccoli and provolone and its tortelloni in butter and sage are among its bestsellers.


Gennaro takes no reservations, but waiting for a table is always worth it because its food is always amazing.


Gennaro is located on 665 Amsterdam Ave.


Mulino a Vino


Mulino a Vino is run by Chef Davide Scabin who is also the man behind the experimental restaurant Combal Zero. Mulino a Vino is a subterranean wine-centric resto that offers a menu that's a compendium of dishes.


Mulino a Vino is on 337 W. 14th St.


Il Buco


Il Buco is a restaurant with a cozy and even romantic feel, complete with beautiful and creative lighting. It offers family-style dining, with large portions that are great for groups. The best thing about the place, though, is its amazing food.


Il Buco is on 47 Bond Street.


Other Italian restaurants worth checking out are:


  • Scalini Fedeli
  • Barbuto
  • Trattoria L'incontro
  • Perla
  • Rubirosa
  • MD Kitchen
  • Dominick's
  • Carbone
  • Esca
  • Peasant


Always keep in mind that a New York bus rental is the best transportation for groups. It provides convenience, fun, comfort, and even luxury.


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