43 e 20th street has been a bit of a cursed location for restaurants but Scott Conant (stud alert) may have just changed that. I could spend the rest of this review just talking about how I want to make out with him, but I guess you want to know about the food. The interior is long and narrow, sparsely decorated and upscale. The menu is relatively fancified Italian fare, a market that Conant has cornered expertly. Dishes are approachable enough to please a wide range of palates but highly elevated. There is a wide range of options with a heavy focus on seasonal fresh vegetables and fish. The fresh made pastas are the star of the show. Amongst all of the lovingly curated dishes, the seemingly simple spaghetti pomodoro is one of the best bites of pasta you will ever encounter. It doesn't come cheap but the meal will be worth every penny. If you see my boyfriend Scott tell him hello for me.