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  • Photo: Tom Arena, Manhattan Sideways

Erminia — 250 East 83rd Street

Erminia owes its longevity and success to its ambiance. Owner Cristina Golbaum told me that when her father built the restaurant, which is named for her grandmother, he wanted it to be “rustic, warm, and cozy.” His dream was certainly realized: between the ivy-covered mysterious exterior and the candle-lit interior, it is easy to imagine that diners are in a romantic Italian hideaway. The decor combined with Erminia’s dedication to Roman cuisine has kept this a Manhattan hot spot for more than 30 years.

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