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Del Posto

85 Tenth Ave. (15th & 16th Sts.) Send to Phone
212-497-8090 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Molto Mario meets Meatpacking.
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Del Posto Restaurant Review

: Restaurant composers Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich collaborate again, making previous partnerships like Lupa, Otto and Babbo seem like mere overtures to this operatic palazzo of Italian gastronomy. A sweeping marble staircase dominates the sprawling, bi-level space, also marked by terrazzo floors, wrought-iron balconies, and the tinkling of live piano music. The menu reads like a cumulative libretto of the other eateries’ greatest hits, starting off with a large list of antipasti including an herb and lettuce salad with Lambrusco vinaigrette and abalone carpaccio with white asparagus and charred ramps. But the pastas are the true arias in this production, from the slick spaghetti with crab meat and piquant jalapeño to the potato gnocchi with red wattle ragù, shaved fennel and burnt pollen. Satisfyingly soupy risotto comes to the table in a searing hot skillet; it pays to patiently wait for it to cool so as to savor the undertones of crawfish, peas and mint. Meats include a rack of lamb for two with sage, Sangiovese, schiacciata and carrots. Finish with something from the vast cart of petits fours, or better yet, the “Bravo!”-worthy tasting of world chocolates paired with aged rums.

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