It takes most people 10 minutes to get from 1st Avenue to Madison Avenue. It’s taken Salvatore Lombardi 30 years. Obviously, Mr. Lombardi is a man who does not like to rush. You see, Salvatore ran Campagnola, one of New York’s most famous Italian restaurant for over three decades. So, when it came time to open his own place, he chose carefully. Mr. Lombardi practically invented hospitality, and it is evident the moment you enter… [Read More]
The restaurant is located on a quiet corner in the far West Village. The cuisine is inspired by the cooking of Rimini on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Two classic dishes are the grilled branzino and the calamari alla griglia. The cuisine is characterized by its simplicity and freshness. Pasta and pizza are highlights.
Ever hear of strisce? What is strisce? According to Ciccio’s Florence-bornchef-parter Giacomo Romano, the word means “stripes”, and if you’ve never heard it applied to the world of pasta, its because Ramano made that part up. Romano’s strisce are flat and ribbon-y and irregularly cut. Unravel one on the plate, and it looks like a sizzling strip of bacon. That dish is just one of the charms on display in the former antiques-shop space that… [Read More]