Celebrating serving New York City for 20 years and led by executive chef Kenneth Johnson, who just recently showcased his talents in front of American television audiences during a victorious appearance on the Food Network's Chopped, the kitchen team at Pescatore infuses Old World cuisine with diverse flavors culled from around the globe to create a luscious menu of refined Italian cuisine. Parmigiano-topped bruschetta opens the menu, joining antipasti including roasted fingerling potatoes and sauteed broccoli rabe. Meats and seafood stud the menu’s 11 pasta dishes, and chefs plate an elegant assortment of proteins including chicken, pork, and steak. Servers sweep over to tables and refill glasses with selections from the wine program, which encourages pairs to linger in the space's warm ambiance. Soft lighting spills from sconces and flickers from tabletop candles, and boldly swirled patterns mask accent walls with contemporary visages, disguising them from roving bands of wall thieves.