Though its dining room is spacious, Da Noi strives to foster the same intimate air a diner might find in a traditional Italian trattoria, leading diners to savor not only Italian flavors, but Italian sociability as well. Today’s Reserve selection immerses you in all things Italian with a choice of the following options:
Three-course dinner for two
- Two appetizers
- Two entrees
- One dessert
- One bottle of wine<p>
Three-course dinner for four
- Four appetizers
- Four entrees
- Two desserts
- Two bottles of wine <p>
In addition to embracing an Italian sense of hospitality, Da Noi’s cooks commit to the region’s culinary traditions by making pastas in-house and using classic ingredients such as salmon, veal chops, and rack of lamb. They draw inspiration from virtually every corner of the Italian peninsula. Thus, traditional northern dishes—such as risotto with dried porcini mushrooms—appear alongside southern staples, including spaghetti in a hearty veal bolognese sauce. Fresh flavors and ingredients are the rule at Da Noi, where palates are satisfied by creative dishes such as the Rottolo Montanara, a homemade flat pasta rolled around rich, creamy spinach, parmesan, and wild mushrooms.
Sunshine-yellow walls, cherry-wood trim, and impressionistic paintings of everything from the Mediterranean Sea to the Manhattan skyline all contribute to the restaurant’s inviting, homespun ambiance. The dining room features tables spread across two seating levels beneath a cathedral-style vaulted ceiling, and the outdoor patio is surrounded by verdant bushes in terracotta pots. This inviting atmosphere beckons devotees of Northern Italian fare, who can also opt to experience the kitchen’s nightly specials, which showcase the restaurant’s wide breadth of options.
With dishes of thick, sage-seasoned veal chops and house-made pasta on its tables, it's no wonder that the dining room at Da Noi gets crowded. The Midtown spot is usually "packed with devotees of solid Northern Italian fare," according to New York Magazine, which also praised the "elegant" wood-paneled dining room.
A Taste of Northern Italy
Da Noi's chefs celebrate the subtleties of Northern Italian cuisine by tirelessly chopping fresh herbs, slicing scarlet-hued beef carpaccio, and sautéing filets of fresh sole in white wine. Da Noi's handmade pasta dishes have turned many first-time diners into regulars, but other enthusiasts return again and again for pasta-free dishes such as grilled chicken livers dressed in a tangy balsamic dressing and served over fresh field greens.
A Sip of La Dolce Vita
The dessert menu rubs shoulders with the cocktail program at Da Noi, and the results are lavishly indulgent. Bartenders mix and muddle ingredients such as white chocolate and fresh blueberries with potent liqueurs, and decorate shaken martinis with whimsical garnishes. Glasses of silky house-made limoncello present a careful balance of sweet and tart flavors.