Since 1973, wicker chairs and tan-colored wooden tables have basked under the warm glow of Alpino Cucina Italiana’s hanging glass lamps. Through the nights, glittering glasses have filled and emptied of their red and white liquors; silverware has continued to clatter to the tune of satisfied diners, scraping their plates to salvage the last few bites of their ambrosian meal. Outside, white tables and chairs peek through the greenery of the verdant garden, instilling the sense that one has escaped the bustling city and stumbled upon a tranquil countryside: an Elysian Field of sorts. At Alpino Cucina Italiana, luxury dishes highlight the authentic flavors of Italian cuisine. Sizzling pizzas have crispy, chewy crusts; risottos highlight savory meats, and fresh, salty seafood. On the renewed summer menu, be sure to order the watermelon salad, with spicy arugula and succulent capers, or the experimental linguine, dyed black with cuttlefish ink and decked out with a tuna ragout. Pair your meal with an Italian wine or a classic cocktail, and end on a sweet note with a traditional Italian dessert, like the soft Tiramisu or the smooth Panna Cotta. Alpino’s dedication to the Italian gastronomic tradition is indeed legitimate, recognized by the Italian government itself through the Ospitalità seal. Savor the fresh quality of Alpino’s flavors, soak in the cozy ambiance of its interior, the cool tranquility of its outdoor patio, and be transported oceans away, to your favorite ‘restorante’ in Italy.