With so many wonderful restaurants lining West 32nd Avenue, it could be hard to pick a favorite. But we're particularly high on Spuntino, a charming Italian restaurant in Highland. When they purchased Spuntino from the original owners, employees Elliot Strathmann and Cindhura Reddy gave the place new life, something to be celebrated...and Spuntino's fans do. Tables and seats at the bar fill up quickly with diners enjoying chef Reddy's superb porchetta, expertly made pastas, a seasonal burrata spread or the arancini with Hatch chiles and smoked white cheddar. The wine and cocktail lists sing with elegant and enjoyable options, creating the perfect pairings for a lovely evening. Strathmann also makes his own amaro, which you should definitely sample at the end of a meal here. Whether you're looking for a special night out or just strolling along 32nd, Spuntino is a must-stop.
Readers' Choice: El Camino