It’s one of the hottest restaurants in town, and its popularity comes as no surprise to us after sampling the delicious Italian-American food.
Destino is nestled on a leafy block uptown, near the United Nations and boasts celebrity investor Justin Timberlake and renowned chef Mario Curko. The inside of the restaurant is beautiful and grand, with the echoes of piano man reverberating throughout. And, one of the best aspects of this restaurant is the staff, who make you feel, in the traditional Italian sense, that you are one of the family.
Warm, inviting, and with food deliciously decadent, it’s hard to imagine an Italian restaurant that could surpass Destino.
From the crowd favorite, Polpettine Di Mario (Mario’s Meatballs, the house speciality), which feature tennis ball size mouth-watering meatballs that melt in your mouth, to the refreshing and crisp Insalta Della Bianca (Hearts of Palms, Fennel, Artichoke, Button Mushrooms, Endive, Shave Parmesan Cheese and Citrus Vinaigrette), and the Chicken Francese (egg battered, Lemon and White Wine Sauce), there’s something for everyone on Destino’s menu.
In fact, Destino’s has that sort of old-world romanticism to it, that it makes it the perfect place to spend a romantic Friday night with your loved one, getting swept up in great food, wine, and good conversation. It does what every great restaurant should do: It transports you to another place for a few hours, where the worries of day-to-day life are momentarily forgotten.
Here are our Recommended Dishes
Mario’s meatballs, $14
Insalta Bianca $13
Pollo Francese $22
Spaghetti Bolognese $19
Destino is located at 891 1st Ave New York and you can find out more information or make a booking by clicking here.