From Our Editors
At Castello Ristorante Antico, ivy crawls over amber walls, undulating chandeliers illuminate balcony- and floor-level dining rooms, and curtains, columns, and trees mark the borders between dining areas. Glasses clink and slide across tablecloths beneath a dangling constellation of lamps suspended from impossibly long chords that grew from light bulbs sown in the ceiling so many years ago. And the dynamic d?cor doesn?t end there. Anchoring it all is the recreation of a home from Italy's Ciociaro region, made from bricks cloaked in winding stems of ivy. Such lush, Midas-touched decor should be matched by a menu of equal ambition and elegance, and the team manning this 350-seat palace ensures that this is the case. Each day, chefs craft seafood, veal, pasta, and pizzas with care and skill, and a passion for authentic Italian food. The restaurant is also home to a live piano bar, for patrons to enjoy into the evening.