The place is so Italian – more typical of Little Italy than Upper East Side. After spending a night in the Met Opera or Lincoln Plaza Cinema, a glass of wine in Barbico is a must. Location is great – just two blocks up Broadway.
But keep in mind, this a bar, so it's mainly about wine and appetizers.
The cozy second floor is perfect for a romantic date, but better come during the week - the place is trendy and busy.