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44 Southwest: A User's Guide
Keywords: Homestyle Italian Cuisine | Family Recipes | Vegetarian Menu
- Appetizer: eggplant rollatini filled with ricotta, mozzarella, and spinach
- Entree: chicken marsala with penne
- Pasta: spaghetti and meatballs made from a family recipe
- Dessert: housemade tiramisu
While You’re Waiting
- Take a look at the black-and-white photographs on the walls. They detail the Schiattarella family’s life over the years.
- Chat with the original owner, Mama Mia Schiattarella. Even though she’s retired from the kitchen, she still frequents the restaurant, greeting guests and telling family stories.
Inside Tip: Ask about the nightly specials—veal marsala isn’t regularly offered, but Time Out New York lauds the dish for its “tender cutlets” and “lovely wine sauce.”
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Browse handcrafted housewares and accessories from all over the world at Domus (413 W. 44th Street).
After: Sip surf-inspired cocktails while listening to Beach Boys records at Réunion (357 W. 44th Street).