211 E. Main Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801, 914-235-4595

Chef Antonio Spadaro delighted patrons for many years at his restaurant in Rome and is now delighting Westchester residents at his new place on East Main Street. Tight space, no menus, and BYOB until they obtain their liquor license — but possibly the best, most authentic, and original Italian food in Westchester, served with incredible charm and warmth by the hosts. My advice: put yourself in their capable hands and eat whatever they’re serving — you can’t go wrong. Spadaro has been pretty much packed since it opened, based entirely on well-deserved word of mouth, so it’s probably best to make a reservation. While you’re there, look across the street and imagine how much different and better the setting will be once we’ve completed our waterfront restoration plans at Echo Bay.