Here’s the key to a good first date: narrative. You want to create an atmosphere of adventure, an arc. Little Italy affords new/prospective lovers a chance to move from place to place and develop unique memories of their first date. Begin with wine at Anthony’s before taking a stroll around the neighborhood as the sun begins to dip across the Murray Hill horizon. Along the way, pop into the various art galleries and crack jokes about the “rather pedestrian stabs at impressionism” (and act like you mean it). Follow with a late dinner at La Dolce Vita. You should pick something totally different for the second date, but trust us: There
will be a second date if you follow our tips.