It’s not a secret destination. Or let’s say: The insiders know „Ballato“ – and love it. It’s a celebrity restaurant without advertising it. Go there and you might find Tom Hanks at the table to your left. Just so. Once inside you will find a picture gallery of the famous eaters but Emilio Vitolo, the owner, doesn’t like to talk about them. Sit down, order your noodle and wine, your Saltimbocca and cheese, look around if you want and enjoy a very peculiar athmosphere – like a club you joined by entering „Ballato“. The adress is 55 East Houston Street, the phone: 212 27 48 81.