There is something very passionate about authentic Italian food. People love Italian food for its aroma, taste and, of course, the fond memories of a sweet Italian mother stewing up a homemade pasta. It is a delicate pleasure to enjoy a great dinner with classical and traditional appeal. Paprika Restaurant in the East Village is one of the best when it comes to finding the best Italian dinner in New York City.
Soothing comfort-style dining and unbelievable authentic specialties from Italy makes Paprika the perfect place to dine when seeking a new dinner menu. Each offering at Paprika adds an unconvential twist to Italian cuisine, and Chef Egidio is the best at creating a dynamic atmosphere, where flavor and exceptional taste are unparalleled.
For starters you can try the beef carpaccio, arugula, truffle oil, and parmigiano ($13) or the soft polenta, poached egg, and pecorino ($12) as a light appetizer before dinner. The Tuscan black kale salad with grana padano, pickled red onions, and almonds ($10), also has a simple yet elegant Italian taste, and the arugula salad topped with pears, walnuts, goat cheese and balsamic vinegar ($9), has an impeccable taste that's satisfying even before the main course.
Pastas are also handmade with techniques that Chef Egidio has carried from his native country to add just an extra bit of flavor and a rich Italian dining experience that you simply cannot find anywhere else in the city. The hand-rolled potato gnocchi with thinly sliced pancetta, kale, and tomatoes ($14) is one of the best, and the pizzoccheri valtellinesi served with buckwheat tagliatelle, savoy cabbage, casera cheese, potatoes and garlic ($15) is a favorite of all those who try this alternative to saucy red pastas. It is light, delicate, and freshly prepared every time.
The handmade pappardelle with braised oxtail ragu ($16) is also a favorite of many, and a simple must-have for dinner. Entrees you can also try at Paprika include the organic roasted chicken with shallots and corn polenta ($19) and the pan-roasted Arctic char with roasted wild mushrooms and purple potatoes ($22).The comfort food provided by this cozy Italian restaurant and the combination of the charming customer service that you'll discover with every visit offers a genuine classic opportunity to experience an Italian dinner that feels a lot like being at home. Dinner at Paprika is offered seven days a week, so stop by and experience this great place to eat the best Italian dinner in the East Village at Paprika!