Barbarini’s Alimentari has been serving authentic Italian cuisine to South Street Seaport diners since 2006. The brick-walled restaurant has a few tiny tables under expansive skylights, which cultivate a bright ambiance framed by rusticity. In accordance with culinary tradition, several of the pasta dishes are made in-house. Seemingly simple spaghetti with pesto, gnocchi with veal ragu, and fettuccine alla Bolognese come to life with the help of fresh ingredients and made-from-scratch sauces. The source behind Barbarini's emphasis on superior ingredients is clear: the adjoning Barbarini Mercato is a neighborhood destination for Italian groceries.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.