PLAN DATE: SAT / MAR. 16
There’s a lot to be said for a great sign. Malatesta Trattoria has one of those great signs in that it’s rustic and unassuming and speaks to exactly what’s inside: a neighborhood Italian restaurant that is casual, cozy and so reliably good, everyone who’s ever walked by has probably already eaten there. Among the special touches that will charm you are the handwritten menus, the pleasantly cheap bottles of wine and the simple, welcoming interior. It’s good for big groups or small ones and perfect for when you just want a good meal without any fuss. Stop in for an early dinner and enjoy a Caprese salad or a simple tomato basil spaghetti to share. If you’re feeling carnivorous—which you probably are—order the polpette (veal meatballs) or sirloin steak. And of course, the tiramisu is a must for your sweet tooth.
Keep your night full of energy and visit Pier 40 for a Dance Music Yacht Cruise just in time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The boat takes off at 8pm and will take you around Manhattan for amazing views, two levels of music for dancing, and more. The cruise is one day only—March 16th—but it will go late into the night. Your ticket includes access to two bars, two indoor dance floors, and views of iconic New York City scenery including Lady Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. Dress is casual, but classy—and specifically says, no baggy attire allowed. We suppose you don’t want to get stuck on something—or someone—while you’re grooving to EDM.
Dinner, Boat Tour, Dance
Boisterous, Lively, Energetic
649 Washington Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Bring lots of cash. Part of Malatesta’s simple, old-fashioned charm is that no cards are accepted.
Dance Music Yacht Cruise
Pier 40 Hornblower Cruises & Events, 353 West Street, Manhattan
idk tip: If you’re looking to step it up, bottle service is also available.