Sip an Elderflower-Infused Cocktail Pre-Quad Cinema in Greenwich Village
In Greenwich Village, there’s charming, and then, there’s Olio e Piú. This unapologetically rustic Italian bistro feels as though it were peeled straight out of the Neapolitan countryside—with the food and decor being as transportive as they are appealing. You’ll feel as though you’re in a true Italian villa with the restaurant’s distressed wood tables, paintings of Italy, and a lush garden that’s literally worked its way into the dining space from outside. The dishes whipped up by Chef Dominick Pepe will definitely do justice to your romantic night out. Standouts include their Polipetti in Panzanella (aka charred baby octopus and tomato ragu) and Ravioli al Funghi (with portobello, shiitake, and porcini in ricotta, parmesan, and truffle butter). In terms of libations, try their Elderflower-infused twist on the Moscow Mule: the Olio Mule.
Then, take the traditional route by pairing dinner with an evening at the movies. The historic Quad Cinema (established in 1972 as New York's original multi-screen theater) shows a mixture of films ranging from foreign to domestic, fiction to documentary, arthouse to grindhouse – you name it, they'll play it (if it's good). The Quad even has its very own beer and wine bar—so give yourselves some time before the movie to enjoy a drink. See their calendar here to pick a flick. Tickets are $16.
Olio e Piú
3 Greenwich Avenue, Manhattan
34 West 13th Street, Manhattan