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THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED An Italian favorite from Brooklyn arrives in Manhattan.

Lunch & Dinner daily
  • Dress code: Casual

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Lunetta Restaurant Review

: THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED Little did Adam Shepard know that spinning off his Brooklyn restaurant in Manhattan was making a statement; usually, successes on the big island move to the outer boroughs. Almost all signs of the home-style diner that previously occupied the space are gone, save for the big picture windows that look out onto Broadway. Instead the vibe is that of a 1980s upscale Italian restaurant, with lots of marble, black leather banquettes, and mirrored tiles on the wall. It doesn’t detract too much from the food, which is similar to its sibling’s. Starters are cleverly deconstructed versions of red-sauce Italian classics, wherein eggplant Parmesan is reimagined as three little discs of eggplant topped with tomatoes and mozzarella. Selections of cheese and salumi are also available for noshing, though dabble too much in these small plates and it is very easy to run up the bill. Pastas are a strength here, more than dishes like the veal saltimbocca and roasted snapper with fennel and citrus salad, which are solid if nothing special. Try something like the pillowy, al dente duck agnolotti in a broth with radicchio and rosemary instead. The wine list has a wide selection of Italian varietals.
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