Riccardo Michi’s reassuring mellow attitude is reflected in his solid Milan-inspired cuisine. In the US for the past 30 years, he has never forgotten about his roots and traditions. His cosy trattoria boasts a rich menu that changes often according to season: think classic vitello tonnato, lasagna alla bolognese, ribollita toscana, or some delicious gnocchi with oxtrail ragout. Not to mention the house specialty, ossobuco served with saffron risotto. In season, truffles are a must. Leave room for tiramisu, apple pie and the homemade “cantuccini” biscotti. Reservations are mandatory. Across the street from the trattoria, Riccardo owns a more informal bistrot a few years ago: a wine bar with functioning wood fired oven, perfect for a quick meal; a bottle of wine and snacks or an easy entree for a pleasant evening. This one of the best wine bar in town with a very reasonable priced menu.