Il Brigante is a welcome bright light in the unpromising quarter around South Street Seaport. bokkyo says this newish trattoria raises the bar for the neighborhood with thin-crust wood-oven pizzas, including an exemplary margherita—tomato sauce, basil, and fior di latte mozzarella on a standout crust, “not too crunchy nor chewy, just that someplace in between that made me wolf it down.” Also recommended: mussels in white wine sauce, super fresh and cooked to a turn. “It’s rare I have a meal this satisfying,” bokkyo adds. “I do believe Il Brigante is here to stay!”

Il Brigante [South Street Seaport]
214 Front St., near Beekman, Manhattan

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