In NY you can find authentic cuisine of any country but a really nice place with great food is a rare find. Tarallucci E Vino near Union Square is a perfect wine-and-risotto experience. I would also go for their cheese plate with sauce selection. My tip – give a waiter a smile and you'll get some freshly baked bread for breakfast. The decor is quite reserved – light wood furniture and brick walls. You can take a table for two or a communal one.