The Columbus Circle spot (replacing Landmarc on the third floor) from Quality Branded (the team behind Don Angie, Zou Zou’s, Quality Bistro and more) is serving up whimsical plates inspired by all aspects of Italian cooking, from that found in the Italian countryside to that of New York’s own Little Italy. That means all the dishes you know and love, but with a extra hint of modern playfulness. Think clams casino topped with pasta, and rigatoni with sweet sausage sauced alla scarpariella.
Beyond the menu, you’ll dine while overlooking nearby Central Park - with interiors as striking as the views, featuring vibrant orange hued banquettes, lush greenery hanging from the wood coffered ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular views.
Oysters dressed in cherry pepper mignonette and hamachi crudo with Sicilian pistachio; Osetra caviar gnocchi with crème fraiche and chives; whole roasted lobster and Calabrian campanelle; cacio e pepe raviolo and spicy crab cannelloni.
The Vesuvius Bowl - set aflame table-side - with rum, Pinoli Orgeat, and lime; the Reverse Affogato with vanilla milk-washed vodka and espresso shaved ice and Tequila Granita with blanco tequila, lime, Calabrian honey, and habanero shaved ice.