Guest Post by Caryn, Gramercy Correspondent
I used to live in the east 60s, and one of my staples was Angels Restaurant on 62nd and 1st. This place has been around forever and is known for its wide assortment of delicious pastas, among other classic Italian dishes. The portions are huge and the prices are unusually low for this quality of food in Manhattan…I can always get two or three meals out of every dish. If you eat there, versus order in, you can get most of the pastas for $12 or under. Favorites include the Gnocchi Della Casa, San Angelo and ravioli (either the Ravioli or Ravioli Della Casa). While I love spinach, I did find the Melanzane Sorrentino to be overpowered by it a bit. You can mix and match any pasta and sauce (the arrabiata sauce is very tasty, but very spicy!) and they have great salads to start with. But the best is the fresh bread they put out at the beginning of the meal. The breads are warm and range from whole wheat to seasoned bread stuffed with salami, and served with olive oil to dip. If you’re in the area, it’s in your best interest to stop by Angels.The Basics Name: Angels Restaurant Location: 1135 First Avenue Who to take: Anyone (family, friends, a date) Price: Typical NYC – $$ Overall: Become a regular.Â 5 Stars.