A lot of restaurants have come and gone in the financial district, but nothing will ever come close to Carmela's Italian Specialties or Rosario's Italian Bistro. I just wanted to pay my respect by starting up a thread. Maybe some other people who were as traumatized as me when they walked by a boarded-up Carmela's with the big orange Board of Health sticker on the door, or when they showed up at Rosario's and saw a vacant space, with big Joe nowhere to be seen.
Do any of you know of any apt substitutes for either restaurant (FiDi or not)?
2(?) years since Carmela's and I'm still in shock.