A few days ago, a place called Scalino opened on 7th Avenue, at the corner of 10th Street.
I haven't eaten there yet, but the menu looks good: classic Italian dishes like antipasto, veal meatballs, white beans and sausage, arugula salads, pappardelle w/ tomato cream and smoked bacon, braised lamb shank with lentils, etc.
At this point, it is cash only and BYOB. Open daily 5:00 - 11:00 p.m.
I will report back whenever I have a chance to try it!