Be sure to make reservations at this spot, or you might not get any farther than the stairway leading down to the warm, subterranean dining room. A favorite of the upwardly mobile, this place features everything from business-types rubbing elbows over lunch to a table of pre-theater folks politely twirling spaghetti before heading to the neighboring Goodman. A perfect ten on food and atmosphere, Trattoria No. 10 gets lots of regulars, who simply can't live without their homemade ravioli. It comes in all shapes and varieties, from ravioli filled with asparagus tips and caciotta cheese to ravioli filled with butternut and acorn squash in a sweet walnut butter sauce. The place also serves risotto, fresh fish and a variety of pastas. Be sure to order drinks and dessert; Trattoria No. 10's lower level location makes it the perfect hideout for a long lunch.
Bar patrons should take advantage of the Monday-Friday, $12 all-you-can-eat buffet special.
Average cost: $10-$20
Centerstage Reviewer: Vanessa Nichols