La Viola & La Viola Oest

Taste Daily reminds us that not every good restaurant is new. La Viola and La Viola Oest are both still getting it done.

Don’t worry: they didn’t try to reinvent anything. The street address and phone numbers are one digit apart. The room is still a sparse afterthought. The waiters are still Italian. The booze is still carried in by customers and the menu is almost identical, still red-gravy satisfying and suitably priced. Warm up with a bowl of red or white mussels ($7) then dive into homemade fusilli with cannelloni beans, sausage, onions and a drizzle of olive oil ($12).

Restaurant You Forgot: La Viola [Taste Daily]