Knowing that the chef came from Mario Batali’s Greenwich Village restaurant Lupa, my expectations were pretty high, especially after sitting down to find out “Spasso” means “entertainment” in Italian. Staff is accommodating and playful. The food really “knocks your socks off “- the Amberjack in particular -and sharing is the way to go. There is an underground wine cellar with 150 Italian labels, but don’t pass up the seasonal cocktails- especially the one with basil. This “trendy without trying” West Village, corner hot spot will impress everyone of all ages. So take that girl you randomly met on the subway here or take your parents for a memorable New York City dining experience.