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Polpettine Alla Siciliana (Meatballs)
April 30, 2010

Gusto Ristorante e Bar Americano

Polpettine Alla Siciliana (Meatballs)

Celia Sin-Tien Cheng

Gusto Ristorante e Bar Americano’s got a bit of a split personality — it’s a relaxed neighborhood restaurant with consistently solid food, but the décor leans towards a trendy lounge of a bygone era. Chef Saul Montiel, formerly the sous chef, is now in charge, and he’s doing a fine job maintaining the consistently high quality. The Sicilian meatballs with pine nuts and raisins in tomato sauce is downright comfort food that I consistently crave. Not too sweet, the currants in the meatballs contrast the finely ground meat and crunchy pine nuts. If you prefer your meatballs over spaghetti, the wait staff will happily recommend an order or half order of the tonnarelli con cacio é pepe (homemade pasta with pecorino romano and cracked black pepper) to make your own meatball pasta. It’s a great recommendation!

Gusto Ristorante e Bar Americano

60 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY
West Village