I had my eye on Misi, and its whipped ricotta crostini since June, two whole months before I moved to NYC.
I finally managed to make a reservation and battled the craziest storm I've ever witnessed to make it in time for lunch.
The location is beautiful, overlooking the East River and towering Williamsburg Bridge, it is beautifully well-lit and on one side you can peek into the pasta kitchen, where three chefs create a variety of different shapes of pasta throughout the whole day.
The menu is amazing, each item on it is more mouth-watering than the next, and choosing what to eat is a challenge. I recommend going in four, so that you can each order something different and share. I highly recommend (obviously) the whipped ricotta crostini, which are served with the most delicious, salty, charred peppers.
Whichever pasta dish you choose, you won't go wrong! And if you still have space for dessert, try one of their amazing gelati.