Oficina Mille Miglia is one of the more beautiful restaurants I’ve visited in my fair city. I would go there if they served me garbage on a plate, seriously. Luckily, I’ve never ingested a bad meal there either. They put as much energy into the ingredients and plating as they do into the design.
The interior of Oficina is like an urban, shabby-chic, vintage masterpiece. There is white washed brick, antique wall paper, and tin ceilings. The design feels relaxed but it has clearly been painfully curated down to every the distressed paint chip. It’s what I imagine I’d do with my apartment if I knew anything about design.
The cuisine is inventive Italian fare. Portions are generous and the plating is rustic and artistic. They are open for 3 meals/day and the menu changes throughout. They are particularly skilled with fish and pasta. The smoked trout is mildly smokey and uplifted with fresh onions and tomatoes. The orecchiette, which is made in house, is chewy and lovingly coated in a rich tomato sauce. Make sure you stop by the dessert menu for their tiramisu or pistachio crème brulee. I would recommend this place without hesitation. Here’s what we had:
Bread & Olive Oils
Uova al Tartufo- Slow cooked organic eggs, local broccoli, black truffle, hazelnut, Grana Padano
Smoked Trout – tomatoes, onions, olives, croutons
Flatbread - broccoli rabe, mozzarella, smoked onion
Orecchiette Bufala – homemade orecchiette, tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella
Roasted Salmon - wild mushroom, leeks
Address: 371 Broome St, New York, NY 10013