The pair of seasoned chefs at Elina’s take classic Italian comfort food and transform it into something a little fancy. So if your New Year’s resolution was to meet up with friends more frequently—especially foodie friends—this new spot in West Town should definitely be on your radar.
Although it just opened recently, Elina’s is already raking in raves for everything from the chopped salad to the clams casino. Start by ordering both! The chopped salad comes tossed with pickled peppers and crispy salami, while the baked clams casino feature bacon-infused bread crumbs and a spritz of lemon. Enjoy the small plates with a glass of wine and maybe an order of the rigatoni a la vodka or the angel hair scampi. Then dive into a main dish. From classics like the eggplant parm and Silvio’s meatballs to the prime ribeye for two and the cherry pepper ribs, there should be something to suit every taste at Elina’s. You can also feel free to make a main course out of a pasta dish, like the penne and prosciutto, and a few sides, such as vesuvio potatoes or escarole and beans.