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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED San Domenico NY Restaurant Review

: LEGENDARY RESTAURANT SAN DOMENICO HAS CLOSED. FOUNDER TONY MAY AND HIS DAUGHTER MARISA MAY MOVED THE RESTAURANT TO MADISON SQUARE PARK AND REBRANDED IT SD26. A serious Big Apple eater simply cannot skirt around San Domenico. With a two-decade lifespan, it has enabled its founder, Tony May, to nourish and pass the flame on to the next generation. Daughter Marisa certainly knows she has to carry on the tradition but also that she must open the space to the breeze of change. San Domenico is famous for having propelled basic Italian food in America to a high level of quality. Chef Odette Fada leaves a few menu highlights from the past for those nostalgic for ricotta and spinach, but her soft egg raviolo with truffled butter and her risotto with Parmigiano and beef glaze illustrate the successful evolution. She reaches her summit with the sea urchin-filled ravioli with spicy scallop and cherry tomato ragoƻt, which composes a bouquet of flavors exploding in the mouth. Although, as in any Italian eatery, a predictable tiramisu heads the sweets list, it is followed by a series of original desserts such as a successful concoction of polenta, hazelnut and chocolate. The wine list is mostly devoted to Italian wines, offering some exceptional bottles, at a price, of course. Captain Jonathan supervises a swift service. A prix-fixe pre-theater menu provides an opportunity for foodies on a budget to discover, or rediscover, the new style of Italian fare.
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