As a former New Yorker and food lover, I am always excited to come back to the city for "food." I have been here for a week and have eaten at Rancho's, Calle Ocho, Village Yokocho- I was just not happy with my meals. They are all friends' suggestions. During my last trip, I have discovered Momofuku and Mermaid Inn and really enjoyed it. I also like Sushi Gari. I am here for a few more days. Any recommendations? Is there any good Italian places uptown by the way?