Monday's with Montero: Perfect Place for Date Night

Choosing a place for date night is never easy, especially if it is a first date and you are trying to make a good first impression. The options are endless here in Manhattan and deciding on a location could be overwhelming for some. Luckily there is a solution to this problem, and that solution is Porto Bello. Right in the heart of Greenwich Village, on the renowned tree lined Thompson Street is where you can find this gem. It is known for its rustic northern Italian cuisine, served in charming exposed brick quarters. When the weather is nice, they even have outdoor seating which is always pleasant when you are wining and dining. Sometimes less is more, and your date will appreciate the simplicity yet charming atmosphere Porto Bello has to offer. Not too loud so that you can both make conversation, and not too busy where you are on top of other guests. From the fantastic menu along with its specials, all the way to the wine selection, Porto Bello will leave a lasting impression and may even set the bar a little high for the second date. (Which is almost guaranteed after this.) This is definitely a hard act to follow, but if this is someone you like or are trying to impress I highly recommend giving it a shot, and guarantee it will not disappoint.