The couple at the bar were having an intimate conversation, their foreheads nearly touching except for an occasional break to sip cocktails or munch on small plates of cheese and olives. On the other side of the room, an extended family sat around a table draped in a white tablecloth, trading stories and large plates of freshly made pasta and roasted meats as they made their way through a three-course meal.
Zuppa, an 11-year-old sophisticated Italian restaurant near the Yonkers waterfront, can be many things to many people. Its menu is not particularly large, and its space — a former printing plant — though roomy, is not cavernous. But because the kitchen is so creative, and the management so welcoming, the restaurant is a place you will want to return to for every kind of occasion.