Our Contributor, Dani Zaccai shares a great tip if you’re into Italian cuisine and charming small restaurants in the West Village!
Oh! Are you looking for a place to celebrate your Birthday or even a small Wedding? This place is a great option too!
If you are looking for a charming and cozy restaurant in Manhattan, you have to try Palma - a great Italian restaurant in the West Village!
From the outside, you see a small door, dim lighting and a bright yellow awning. When you walk in, the light is still pretty faint and comfortable, the decor is beautiful with fresh flowers spread all around the place and with rustic wooden tables.
Almost instantly, the outdoor garden area “catapults” you to Italy. The retractable glass ceiling draws in natural light and during the warmer days (like these past few…) they open it, offering a delightful dining experience.
During the winter, they place cozy blankets on the chairs to make sure you’re feeling warm during lunch or dinner.
The food is excellent - definitely one of the bests pastas I’ve eaten in the City! Palma uses organic ingredients and remains faithful to their family recipes and techniques, passed through a few generations.
My suggestion is the Carciofi Croccanti as a starter, and then choose one of their amazing pastas, and pair it with wine!
Since the restaurant is quite small, I highly encourage you to make a reservation before going - preferably a week in advance, especially if you’re planning on going during the Weekends.
It’s surely a romantic getaway in the middle of the charming West Village.
Location: 28 Cornelia Street (b/t West 4th Street and Bleecker Street)
- Monday: 5pm – 11pm
- Tuesday – Friday: Noon – 3pm and 5pm – 11pm
- Saturday: 11:30am – 3pm and 5pm – 11pm
- Sunday: 11:30am – 3pm and 5pm – 10pm
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Palma