DC Hound here. Was in town for two nights and per usual, turned to this Board for recs. I ended up dining both nights at Il Punto (corner of 38th and 9th). Best bolognese and homemade pasta (orrichette) I've had since I was in Italy. And their salad with fresh berries, tomatoes, walnuts and honey vinagrette was heavenly. All in all fresh, creative and authentic Italian, not to mention friendly, attentive service to a lone diner.
507 9th Ave, New York, NY 10018