What makes this everyone’s new favorite place to meet up with friends? An industrial-chic look, a social vibe, soulful Italian comfort food, and a ridiculously affordable wine list. Add to that a sprawling patio and neighborly hospitality. Try this: Crispy breaded shrimp with andouille sausage bites and a rémoulade-like Calabrian aioli makes a fine, spicy starter. Lovely pané (breaded and pan-fried) veal medallions pair well with roasted asparagus and artichokes atop creamy risotto. Succulent, fork-tender braised short ribs glisten in a generous pool of buttery polenta. Don’t miss the balloon bread, akin to puffy pita, with Italian-herbed chimichurri. Pro tip: There is a limited wine list, as Porta’Vino (“bring wine”) encourages BYOB.
Drinks: Beer & wine