In essence, Mezzaluna is an old family favorite, my grandparents have been eating at Mezzaluna for the past 20 years during sporadic visits to New York, and I'm more than happy to continue the tradition. Everything from the focaccia to the pizza and pasta is Italian perfection (and my grandparents actually lived in Rome for 25 years, so I trust their judgement above all else). I love that the place feels family run and that they haven't change any of the interiors since they began serving pasta in 1984. It's a true Upper East Side institution. My favorite is the Taglierini alla ciociara, my mom's favorite is the Vongole and don't forget to have the tiramisu as well.