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New York

We had a craving for spaghetti al limone that lead us to randomly booking a reservation here based on a Google Maps search so we admittedly had no expectations going into it, but WOW Cucina 8/12 delivered and then some. When you walk into Cucina 8 1/2, you're greeted by a sweeping, spiraling red staircase that funnels into the glitzy bar and happy hour area where you can often find local jazz musicians lighting up the space. Further past the bar area, the dining room offers a romantic and softly lit ambiance that suggests this will be no hum drum meal. We ordered the cacio e pepe zucchini chips + spaghetti al limone and can hands down to attest to each being the best of its kind that we've ever had. There are not many meals that we think about for days on end, and this was certainly stayed top of our mind. The entire experience from the meal to the saxophone player were *chef's kiss* and we are already planning a return visit.



Use the following must-try-recommendations to take your trip here from ordinary to extraordinary

    - Cacio e Pepe Zucchini Chips
    - Spaghetti al Limone
    - Sex and the City Cosmopolitan

Let's Make a Day of it

Use the following to help inspire different ways that you can add a little disco to your day/trip:

    - Enjoy a Vintage Car Speakeasy Tour of NYC with Nowaday
    - Appreciate Art at the Museum of Modern Art
    - Attend a Show at the New York City Ballet (and if you're 30 or under, look into 30F30 tickets)
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