There really shouldn’t be much need for us to give you suggestions on good date night spots in the West Village. The whole neighborhood is full of “cute” restaurants, nearly all of which are Perfect For increasing your odds of finding your soul mate or whatever. And Aria is one of them.
This is a picture perfect, cozy little room, ideal for a first date experience. You can sit and have a few glasses of wine while you get to know each other, and assuming things are going well enough to turn drinks into dinner, the Italian small plates here are very good (just avoid the pastas, which are not). And if you’re looking for a place to keep the night going, know there’s a full bar here and a constant Euro party soundtrack. The next thing you know, you’ve followed four glasses of Barolo with three shots of tequila.