About this Business
- Italian, Seafood, American, Cafe, Pasta
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
From Our Editors
Crudo came in with a bang when it opened its NoLita restaurant doors in 2011, catching both the eyes of New York Magazine and the tastebuds of the New York Times. To garner this type of attention, Crudo's owners enlisted Chef Roberto Meduri to perfect the seafood-focused menu of authentic Southern Italian recipes. With fresh fish flown in "directly from Italy," as mentioned by Thrillist, Chef Meduri keeps Crudo's raw bar overflowing with oysters, lobster, and clams, and tops off traditional small plates (sfizi) with mussels and fried calamari. The chef also handcrafts heartier meals of paninis, pizzas, and homemade pasta including a classic roman version of carbonara. And to fuel any culinary journey, Crudo's team suggests a glass of wine, freshly made sangria, or a selection from their "saketini" list.
Thrillist also took note of Crudo's décor, which they said echoes a "…quaint coastal Italian home…accented by cherry wainscoating [and] sea life murals." Live music every evening complements the Italian summer-inspired atmosphere, as diners sway to jazz tunes, swing music, and Latin beats, and get serenaded by a violin-playing crab.