Sunday nights are not fun. The weekend is coming to a close, Monday morning is far too near and, chances are, you're either exhausted from a long weekend of summer travel or already itching for Friday afternoon, five long days away. Either way, as the sun sets on Sundays, the feeling of anxiety and tension is almost palpable around Manhattan, particularly in the summertime.
Thankfully, a delicious meal can perk your evening right up. In that vein, the folks at Il Mulino Trattoria, the more comfortable, casual eatery just north of Union Square that serves up Italian fare from the minds behind the beloved Il Mulino, are now offering a family-style dinner that's both affordable and inviting.
Here, you'll feast on some of the restaurant's renowned favorites, all meant to be shared with family, roommates or even that new friend you made late, late Saturday night. The menu includes items like meatballs, sausage, ribs, Italian salad and options of homemade pasta like rigatoni bolognese and gnocchi all a Sorrentina. And even better, it's all for the totally reasonable price of $24 per person.
And if you're looking to take the edge of the "Sunday scaries," go for one of Il Mulino Trattoria's white or red wine carafes for an additional $20, and you'll forget the impending Monday morning office doom in no time. Think of it as a nice, soft way to cushion the blow of the weekend's ending.
36 East 20th Street. Make a reservation on OpenTable or by calling 212.777.8448.