Last night I felt as if I was back in Italy, my homeland, blissfully sipping a glass of garnet red Brunello di Montalcino and savoring a delicate plate of tagliatelle ai funghi (ribbon noodles with mushroom). It felt like I might be in Tuscany, yet I was looking out of the window at the busy crossing of 4th Avenue and 13th Street. Though my senses were transported to somewhere thousands of miles away by the delicious, familiar flavors, I was actually sitting at the counter of Mi Garba Tuscan wine bar, a family owned and operated restaurant just one block away from the buzz of Union Square in Manhattan. Mi Garba, which means “I like it” in Tuscan dialect, offers a wide range of authentic drinks and dishes, prepared in Italy’s most internationally renowned region and air-shipped to the USA. At Mi Garba, quality, authenticity, and hospitality are top priorities. Whether you pop in for a midday coffee break, a light lunch, or their bustling happy hours, you’ll enjoy a unique blend of Big Apple sophistication with the leisurely, warm, and homey elements of the traditional Tuscan lifestyle. Like I did, you will feel at home, no matter where you are originally from. In the words of Andrea Tempestini, Mi Garba’s charismatic owner, “Family is everything at Mi Garba, and once you set foot inside, you’re part of ours.” Let Mi Garba be your travel portal to Tuscany, Andiamo!
Everyday: 10:00 am – 10:30 pm
129 4th Ave New York, NY 10003
Eva Zanardi is a curator, art advisor and art writer specializing in Kinetic Art, Op Art and Minimalism. She curates a contemporary art blog, “The Responsive I“.