Boutique del Tortellino, Modena, Italy
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In episode one, Dev is mastering the art of the noodle at this fresh pasta store/restaurant in the centre of Modena. Trivia: Aziz Ansari honed his real-life pasta-making skills at Boutique del Tortellino.
Hosteria Giusti, Modena, Italy
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Ansari also spent time in the kitchen at the tiny, hard-to-get-into Hosteria Giusti where Dev enjoys a dish of incredible pasta in episode one.
Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
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Chef Massimo Bottura makes a cameo appearance in episode two when Dev and Arnold (Eric Wareheim) dine at his three-Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana. The pair enjoy lentils that resemble caviar and a dish called Autumn in New York: tortellini with mushroom and truffle extract. They are suitably enthusiastic.
Oleanders at McCarren Hotel & Pool, Williamsburg, New York
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In episode three, Dev is back in New York and the Shah family goes to Oleanders at the McCarren Hotel. It’s Ramadan, so Dev pretends he’s been fasting and avoiding alcohol. He’s tempted by the pork special but refrains. Trivia: Oleanders has a brunch menu for kids: Babies Who Brunch.
Slick Willie, Green Point, New York
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Dev and his cousin Navid (Harris Gani) head to this Brooklyn spot for sandwiches in episode three; Navid gets his first taste of pork in Dev’s Cubano and never looks back. Trivia: This joint is named for a Brooklyn bank robber Willie Sutton – and there’s no Cubano on the menu.
Smorgasburg, Williamsburg, New York
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Yet another pork-related episode-three spot: Dev and his cousin attend a barbecue festival at Brooklyn’s open-air food market extravaganza Smorgasburg. It’s a pork-fest.
Thai Villa, Flatiron, New York
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Dev orders the Crispy Pork with Chinese Broccoli at a Thai restaurant during a family lunch to celebrate the end of Ramadan in episode three; his mother is offended by his choice of meat.
Sauvage, Greenpoint, New York
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The final scene in episode three takes place at the hip Sauvage, a Brooklyn oyster house and cocktail bar.
The Four Horsemen
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This is Dev’s date spot du jour. He takes a Tinder hook-up to the wine bar owned by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy in episode four. Trivia: Ansari and Murphy are real-life pals.
Westlight, Williamsburg, New York
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This rooftop bar in Brooklyn serves as another late-night date spot in episode four.
Carbone, Greenwich Village, New York
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Dev heads to fancy Italian joint Carbone for fresh mozzarella, beef carpaccio and octopus pizzaiolo in episode five, which features fictional food celebrity Chef Jeff (Bobby Cannavale).
Los Tacos No. 1, Chelsea, New York
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This place doesn’t actually feature but the Chelsea Market taqueria is discussed with much admiration by Dev and Chef Jeff in episode five – they bond over the Al Pastor taco.
PDT, East Village, New York
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AKA Please Don’t Tell, this is one of those New York secret bars – Dev and his Tinder date Priya (Tiya Sircar) enter through a phone booth inside a hot dog shop in episode five. Trivia: To enter, pick up the phone in the phone booth. Press the buzzer once and once only. Once you’re accepted, the wall to the phone booth will open and you’ll enter a cosy little speakeasy.
Il Buco, NoHo, New York
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This venerable Italian joint has been around for more than two decades and has a 200-year-old wine cellar. It’s known for homemade pasta, but Dev’s date in episode five isn’t keen on sharing and orders the fish. The date does not go well.
1 OAK, Chelsea, New York
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Three taxi drivers in episode six attempt to enter this celebrity-favourite nightclub; they’re stymied by the bouncer.
Lucky’s Famous Burgers, Lower East Side, New York
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The aforementioned trio end up at this late-night burger joint at the end of episode six.
Agra Taj Mahal, Greenpoint, New York
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This is Dev’s favourite Indian restaurant in New York City; in episode seven he asks Chef Jeff not to mention it to other white people “or it’ll get ruined”.
The Chinese Club, Williamsburg, New York
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Brian (Dev’s friend, played by Kelvin Yu), Arnold and Brian’s dad Mr Cheng meet at this Chinese/Indian restaurant to discuss Mr Cheng’s relationship issues in episode seven.
Tertulia, West Village, New York
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In episode nine, Dev and Francesca (Alessandra Mastronardi) head to Tertulia in Manhattan’s West Village for a late tapas dinner and red wine.
JIA Lounge at Hotel on Rivington, Lower East Side, New York
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Francesca hosts her boyfriend’s birthday in episode nine at this 1930s Shanghai-themed lounge; Dev and Arnold are unimpressed with the bottle service.
The Good Room, Greenpoint, New York
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In episode nine, Arnold gets behind the decks at this Brooklyn EDM club. It’s not pretty.
Okonomi/Yuji Ramen, Williamsburg, New York
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Chef Jeff and Dev order the broth-less bacon-and-egg ramen and eat it on camera as part of their new food show. Trivia: This spot has a split personality: by day it’s Okonomi, serving Japanese brunch goodness; at night it’s Yuji Ramen.
Wilfie and Nell, West Village, New York
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This cosy little spot features in episode 10 when Dev and his friend Benjamin (H. John Benjamin, aka Bob of Bob's Burgers and Archer of... Archer) catch up for some real talk.
Nitecap, Lower East Side, New York
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The big friend and the little friend – Arnold and Dev – meet up at this subterranean cocktail bar to discuss Dev’s girl problems over drinks.