Categorize this as a restaurant in the epicenter of NYC tourism that locals should still absolutely visit. The space is large with dramatic high ceilings and a hip industrial feel. The open kitchen lends an element of coziness. There will be vibrance and noise all around you, but not in an offensive way. You'll find fresh pastas & wood oven fired pizzas, of course. Share plates are higher-end trendy versions of dishes like salmon tartare with trout roe and crispy octopus with olive puree. Because I'd never turn down food on bread, select a bruschetta from their list such as duck ham or bone marrow (mmm pure fat). Great for a full meal or just wine & charcuterie as you peruse Little Italy.