Opened in 1994, i Trulli has stood the test of time in a city that loves to close down restaurants. The interior is simple - lots of wood, white table clothes & paintings. They have a tranquil garden area with a waterfall in the back that transports you out of NYC and right to Italy. The menu celebrates old world Italian food so much so that the owner's mother is standing in the bar rolling pasta by hand when you visit. Literally, an Italian grandma cuts each piece of pasta. Where the hell else can you find that? Dishes are simple & rustic with few ingredients. "If a dish has more than 3 ingredients it better be minestrone" the owner insisted to me. You can find him walking around the dining room chatting with guests that have all become friends. If you're a wino, you can choose from 450 labels, all Italian with an emphasis on Southern Italian wines.