Top 5 Cozy Restaurants in NYC
Warm your Belly (and Soul) with these Winter Gems

1. Rafele Ristorante: Catch some wood-burning warmth
Our insider tip: Choose a seat around the Chef’s bar and feel the warmth from the nearby wood-burning oven. In this prime seat you’ll get to watch the Chef in action (he’s cute, and Italian and he donated his CHOPPED winnings to charity – that alone will take the edge off winter’s chill). Sit here and salivate over the delicious, rustic Italian fare being trotted out past you. Then dive into some belly-warming pasta or pizza (watch it being made before your eyes), get some salumi and cheese to share, and cap it all off with a great red wine.
DETAILS:  29 7th Ave South  /  212-242-1999  /  http://www.rafele.com  
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