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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.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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Del Posto, New York, NY

Del Posto Restaurant Review

: When restaurant composers Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich collaborated on Del Posto, it made previous partnerships such as 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 list of antipasti including an herb and lettuce salad with Del Posto truffled dressing and crudo of the day. 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 Piennolo tomato salsa and Thai basil. Meats include veal chop alla Rossini with foraged and buttered mushrooms and wilted red endive. Finish with the butterscotch semifreddo. The lengthy wine list focuses on Italy, naturally, and there are also Italian and local beers plus cocktails, including a barrel-aged Negroni.
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