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3115 E. Lincoln Dr. (32nd St.) Send to Phone
Restaurateur Daniel Malventano’s chic Italian bistro.

Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Caffe Daniel Restaurant Review

: Restaurateur Daniel Malventano began his tour d’Italia nearly 20 years ago with his Il Forno on Camelback Road. And while he went on hiatus in 2007, he’s back, setting up shop in the Biltmore neighborhood and delivering fine dining complete with polished service and a refined wine list. But he's also added a more casual bistro ambience that today’s diners crave. His menu has been updated as well, with bright, sometimes unexpected flavors, such as pork tenderloin wrapped in prosciutto on a pond of red wine plum sauce alongside crisp Brussels sprouts and sweet potato mash. At the heart of the somewhat minimalist décor is a huge, yellow-tiled wood-burning oven that turns out soul-satisfying chicken Parmigiana smothered in rich tomato sauce over mashed potatoes, or whole-roasted branzino with fire-bronzed vegetables. Pastas are homemade, like the pappardelle Bolognese dressed in slow-cooked ragù. Signatures include paella, black truffle duck pâté sprinkled with pine nuts, and escargots braised in fennel butter. And for a sweet finish, the crêpes offer a tasty twist, featuring Argentine dulce de leche.


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