Is Italian Food Synonymous with Food Coma? Tovita Tastes: NYC's Bar Pitti

How often do we prepare ourselves for a post-Italian-dinner food coma? We've all worn baggy clothes to our favorite Italian restaurants with the intention of eating 'till our pants don't fit. The truth is that going out for Italian doesn't mean you have to succumb to personal orders of creamy pasta and burrata. There are always healthy salad, chicken, and fish options on the menu to enjoy, guilt-free. However, we are the first to understand that sometimes there is a pasta dish that you simply can't turn your back on - and that's okay! When this is the case, we recommend ordering a pasta dish for the table to share. Enjoying a few bites of delicious pasta is what life's all about, right? Taking down a whole plate of spaghetti carbonara on the other hand never turns out so well. (Have you tried our vegan spaghetti squash carbonara recipe yet??)

bar pitti

Though they're known for their pasta, Bar Pitti actually does a great job of looking out for those of us watching our waistlines. Many of our favorite dishes are listed as specials on their famous chalkboard menu. If by chance one of our Tovita approved dishes isn't listed, just ask. They are always happy to accommodate!

Here are our picks for Bar Pitti done right:

Antipasti:

 Pollo organico con endivia

Pollo organico con endivia

  • Insalata Di Fagioli Tonno E Cipolla (italian beans with tuna & onions)
  • Carpaccio with rucola & parmigiano
  • Tuna tartar
  • Mixed green salad
  • Mussels 

Entrees:

  • Veal meatballs
  • Pollo organico con endivia (grilled chicken on endive salad with sun dried tomatoes)
  • Salmon arrosto (roasted salmon, we ask for it to be on a bed of arugula salad)
  • Branzino

Now that you know Italian cuisine can be 100% Tovita approved, there is no excuse to roll out of the restaurant with your pants unbuttoned! We dare you to try it our way.