I happened upon a very small (maybe 20 seat, tops) Italian place in New York City last year and neglected to write down the name and location. Super cozy, lots of interior brick I believe...basically just bar and some wall seating, great wine and food, maybe a couple of small tables. I think it was on 58th but could have been 57th or 56th...would really love to find it again when I'm back in the city this weekend. Definition of a hidden gem.
I know it's a needle in a haystack but big gratitude to anyone who knows it.