Chef-owner Andrew Carmellini brings robust Italian cooking to Locanda Verde, located in TriBeCa. Like an Italian taverna, the décor is simple and energetic, with a granite-topped bar, cafe tables, large French windows, and accents of dark wood. A delicious beginning is the crostini—small bites of prosciutto bread, spicy corn, puréed chicken liver, and blue-crab flavored with jalapeño. For a taste of the Old Country, enjoy the aptly named My Grandmother's Ravioli dish. And this is one place to be sure to save room for dessert, as pastry queen Karen DeMasco serves up delicacies like the lemon tart with buttermilk gelato.
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From Food & Wine , JUL 2011
Carmellini became a Best New Chef while creating French-inspired dishes at Café Boulud, and then...MORE
From Food & Wine , AUG 2009
Andrew Carmellini’s rustic Italian menu is fantastic. One of my favorite dishes: the calamari stuffed with chorizo and...MORE
From Food & Wine , NOV 2010
When he was growing up in Cleveland, Andrew Carmellini spent every vacation in a car. His father, Paul, was a dirt-track-racing fan who drove his family to events from Maine to...MORE
From Food & Wine , DEC 2009
Except for the Italian goat cheese, every part of the dish is made in-house: Carmellini grinds the lamb with onion, simmers the meatballs in tomato sauce...MORE
From Food & Wine , JUL 2010
When Locanda Verde, one of my favorite Manhattan restaurants, started doing themed prix fixe meals a few months ago, I knew I had to snag a seat. I made it in for one...MORE