A lovely wine bar and kitchen on a rarely visited street on the edge of Meatpacking that has mastered a certain relaxed and unpretentious sophistication.
It would be easy to walk past Zampa without a second glance, as the dark facade and dimly lit interior seem to withdraw it from the street. Yet doing so would be a sad loss, as inside Zampa there lies romantic gray couches and Eames chairs that create a casually modern and sexy atmosphere, framing an extraordinarily well-priced menu.
Zampa specializes in small cheese and charcuterie plates, complemented by a well curated wine list with over half of the bottles available for below $50. While the menu is ideal for a few bites of sharing, some of the larger plates like the Lasagna Bolognese made with homemade pasta have proven to be consistent favorites. A better wine bar than kitchen, Zampa is a romantic destination for any evening.