1 Hudson St.
(at Chambers)
More fancy than casual

A bastion of dignity at the busy intersection of Chambers and Hudson, the Northern Italian restaurant Acappella is a throwback: Folded napkins sit atop plates, staffers wear tuxedos, a bottle of wine is on every table, and the specials will be recited before you’re handed a menu. Don’t be surprised if, during the recitation of the specials, you’re handed a gorgeous mushroom; don’t be shocked if the special pasta you order costs $38—at lunch. The room is a bit lost in time, with carpet, heavy draperies, and European easy-listening music played on the stereo.