Pisticci is one of those off-the-beaten track places NYers and discerning tourists really must try. It's on LaSalle St which is just south of 125th St and west of Broadway, close by the #1 train's 125th St. stop. This area is north of Columbia's main campus and is well worth the trip. The place is small and welcoming, the bar is pleasant and the food is terrific. Nothing too fancy but everything is well-prepared and fresh. It's classic Italian with a slight nod to northern. The wait staff is top notch. Pisticci is a great place for a small celebration or a nice date.