New York, US
Inside a renovated East Williamsburg car body shop, dough pro Missy Robbins helms the open kitchen at Lilia. All the pastas on her pan-regional Italian menu are handmade and many showcase inventive twists on classic combinations, such as mafaldini with pink peppercorns and parmesan, and an extra aromatic take on Roman-style cacio e pepe fritelle (sweet fried doughnuts with cheese and pepper). Whole fish and juicy steaks come off a massive wood-fired grill and the all-Italian wine list is concise and focused. In warmer months, sidewalk seating allows for al fresco dining.
567 Union Avenue, Williamsburg, New York, NY 11222