Nothing wrong with the cozy original, but this new Upper West Side outpost, says partner Jeff Zalaznick, is “the Parm we always wanted it to be,” i.e., it’s a whole lot bigger. There are 80 seats, a brand-new full-fledged cocktail program by Thomas Waugh, and a 100-bottle wine list, which, according to our calculations, is about a gazillion-percent increase over the one you’ll find on Mulberry Street. Best of all, the pastas and entrées—which are doled out one at a time as daily specials downtown—are collected here en masse, so you no longer have to restrict your pork-chop pizzaiola consumption to Wednesday nights.
235 Columbus Ave., nr. 71st St.; no phone yet
*This article appears in the December 1, 2014 issue of New York Magazine.