Torrisi Goes Back to the Basics, Hires a Reservation Gal

Less stress, more marinara. Photo: Hannah Whitaker for New York Magazine

With all the electricity around the Torrisi Italian Specialties tasting menu, which originally only accepted online reservations, the TIS boys have simplified life by delegating a real human being to take reservations and answer all company questions at 212-965-0955. The "reservationist" is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Just a reminder: They only accept reservations for the Chef's Tasting at dinner and the Traditional Torrisi Prix Fixe at lunch. Still confused? Just pick up the phone!