A Casual Tuscan-Inspired Eatery for All-Day Indulgence in Soho

Chicken-Ricotta Meatball Sandwiches in the Daytime; Lobster Spaghetti When the Sun Goes Down

By Ilana Dadras ·

Euro-style smoothie bar blasting 2012 Calvin Harris. 

Appointment-only build-your-own-lipstick shop.

Neighborhood coffeeshop with a line of tourists out the door.

Indulgent all-day Italian spot for chicken-ricotta meatball sandwiches and/or lasagna bolognese.  

We'll end our virtual tour of Prince Street right there at Coco Pazzo: a casual-leaning Italian spot back after ten years and open right now in Soho, right as you read these very words. You could do a lot of things here, really. Such as:

Bring a friend and stop by for lunch. The kind who will enjoy a hedonistic portion of rigatoni alla buttera, with pork sausage, tomato sauce, cream and spices. When the weather's warm, utilize the take-away counter and order a couple of brisket pot roast-brussels sprouts-fontina cheese sandwich to enjoy on a nearby park bench, or whatever it is people do when it's nice out, we forget. 

End a day of shopping with some good wine. You're in the area, so you may as well try a bottle of 2012 Syrah Nina Lee from Spring Valley Vineyard. And if you also order a platter of cured meat and burrata, so be it.

Nurture a budding relationship over heaping plates of carbs. Like the lobster spaghetti and/or four cheese baked rigatoni with herbed breadcrumb gratin. They've also got these shareable platters of sliced ribeye with Tuscan fries or a Tuscan-style fish-shellfish stew followed by pasta, because of course it is.

Behold the beauty...

Coco Pazzo, now open, 160 Prince St (at Thompson), see the menu and the slideshow

Ilana Dadras

Ilana Dadras passes her days writing about good food, talking about good food and consuming good food. Occasionally doing other things, too.

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