The 10 Most Important Restaurant Openings of 2017
New York City
Opened: October 2017
Warm and welcoming, Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli’s restaurant feels conceived under the Tuscan sun. While that might not be exactly true, the influence behind this Greenwich Avenue restaurant is very Italian, from Rito’s memories growing up around her family’s Italian bakery in Cleveland to those of Tacinelli’s childhood growing up in a New Jersey, Italian-American family. Food has been integral in both of their lives and careers. So, when they teamed up, as a married couple and chef-partners, it only seemed natural that they open up their own spot featuring wholesome Italian-American cuisine. Don Angie busted out of the gates to much acclaim. They’re tight, yet approachable menu is full of favorites like stracchino gnocchi and octopus puttanesca paired with a playful list of cocktails and wine.