Bar Pitti, located right where Greenwich Village meets SoHo, is more than just a place to see and be seen while dining al fresco. It’s also practical, with Tuscan entrees that can be prepared quickly, so that patrons on a tight schedule receive speedy service and a satisfying repast. Catering both to tourists and trendsetters, this pleasant oasis is near bouncy boutiques, edgy galleries, and Off-Broadway theaters. Dig the food, but not the crowds? Washington Square is only a short walk away, so order take-out and picnic in the park. Only wine and beer are served at Bar Pitti, which is open daily from noon to midnight. Reservations available for parties of four or more.

268 6th Ave.