That Black Truffle Ricotta Ravioli!

You could say I stumbled on Crispo as an accident.  Charged with making dinner reservations for a group of 6, I booked at a nearby restaurant that was just.  too.  loud.  Like, we’re talking the kind of walk-in, cover the ears, scream “ya wanna get outta here??”  “HUH?”  “I SAID, DO YOU WANT TO GET OUT OF HERE?!”, kinda destination.



Any how.

I was a bit worried that it would be hard to find a table for 6 during prime time on a Thursday night, but thankfully I remembered reading good things about this Italian gem, and they were kind enough to squeeze a few tables together for us in our own little room between the front dining room and the back garden.  Immediate points for hospitality (and rustic-cuteness!)

And then there was the food…

While there’s certainly no shortage of Italian restaurants in this city, Crispo delivers on authentic, fresh, and plate-licking good.  Here’s a few foodie-porn shots of the dishes we devoured:



My personal highlights of the meal were the ricotta stuffed zucchini flowers as an app, and black truffle ricotta ravioli (sounds like a lot of ricotta, I know, but totally meshes so well together!)…oh, and another highlight?  That we didn’t have to scream all night.  That was pretty awesome, too.


WHERE: Crispo
240 West 14th Street
New York, New York

If you go: Sit in the back garden (open year round!), and order the black truffle ricotta ravioli.


Have you found any tasty Italian restaurants lately?


By: Jessica Tiare Bowen




8 Responses to “That Black Truffle Ricotta Ravioli!”

  1. You had me at the title. Seriously. I need that ravioli
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  2. I hate dining in noisy restaurants. Where the music takes over, or where the uber modern design has paid no heed to accoustics. A good dining experience should be relaxing!
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  3. Mike says:

    I’m not a fan of loud restaurants either, Jess. Those dishes look absolutely out of this world! I would like to try one of each please. I’m so desiring to try truffle soon! Anyhoo, I would be all over that ricotta ravioli. Btw, I keep meaning to tell you that I love the name of your website :)
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  4. Kevin says:

    Your photos made me feel like I was sitting in your lap — crushing you. :)
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    • Used York City says:

      Ha! You know I actually catch myself saying, “1, 2, 3, cheese!”, when I take pictures of food?!