Tables window-side or intimate booths for four to six people, one row back, provide ringside seats for some spectacular views and pave the way for food that hits all the quintessential Italian notes. If your appetite’s light, why not start with a sea bass carpaccio, beef tartare or grilled octopus followed by sea urchin spaghetti, or black truffle tagliolini with crutin fondue. However, if you skipped lunch your stomach may be calling for something more substantial in which case pan-fried sea bass, smoked whole lobster or News Zealand rack of lamb will surely fit the bill perfectly.
Italian-leaning wine list hits all the right notes if you want impressive: vintage Champagne from the top houses to Super Tuscans and Bordeaux icons. Not for the impecunious, mind, although there are cheaper entry points like Junmai sake for the more adventurous or a glass of rustic, cherry-inflected Sangiovese.