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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Lisca

660 Amsterdam Ave. (92nd St.) Send to Phone
212-799-3987
Addictive appetizers, excellent risotto and authentic cacciucco---a Tuscan seafood stew.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Lisca Restaurant Review

: Lisca's chef, Aldo Monosi, crafted a menu of such robust flavors that it's hard to imagine not becoming addicted to his appetizers: grilled baby octopus with black chick peas, fried mushrooms dressed with herbs and olive oil, or tartare of tuna with avocado and aromatic oil. Next, dig into rigatoni with hot and sweet sausage, green peas and a creamy tomato sauce. The risotto is excellent, with porcini and black truffles, and if you haven't ordered lasagna in a while, do so at Lisca: It is marvelous, sauced with a veal ragù. Stay simple with the main courses, for you can't do better than his pan-seared halibut with leek purée and pesto sauce. Grilled shrimp, lobster, scallops, cuttlefish and octopus is an absolute delight and well worth sharing. Osso buco alla Milanese is textbook perfect, sweetly braised and served with risotto colored with saffron. And here you'll find an authentic cacciucco---a Tuscan seafood stew---done with five species of seafood in a lusty, spicy broth. Desserts go a bit beyond the usual; share one of the fruit tarts or chocolate sweets, perhaps with a glass of Moscato d'Asti. The wine list is commendable for its lack of pretense and its good prices.

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