The weekend edition of the Financial Times runs a "Five of the Best" column every couple of weeks. The topics range from cheese shops in London to cafes in Turin. The weekend's column is by John Mariani, who presents five of the best Italian restaurants in NYC. I believe all are in Manhattan. The five are:
Fabio Cucina Italiana
East 12th Osteria
Remember, it is "five of the best," not the best five!