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I always have a great time at L’Artusi- it’s one of my FAVES! I also adore their sister restaurant- Dell’anima. Both are spots you must visit!!!!
The seasonal Italian menu has a few essentials and some creative dishes. I usually go with a group so we start off by sharing a few of the small to medium plates, then dive into our entrees. There are so many great things on the menu that my CHOW FAVES are going to look like I included the entire menu.
The Lion opened up about 5 months ago with celeb chef John DeLucie (from the Waverly Inn) at the helm.
I’ve been to the Lion about half a dozen times and always have a great experience. The bar is usually packed with a lot of suits, and as you descend upon the dining room, you quickly see that it’s not all about the suits….it’s about the celebs.
CELEB SIGHTINGS: Janet Jackson, Cindy Crawford, Leo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, John Mayer and more!
And there’s more eye candy….You can marvel at Basquiat’s “Rome Pays Off”!
La Gazzetta- Opened in the old Merkato 55 space (it was sad to see Marcus Samuelsson go but I’ll check out the Red Rooster when it opens). The spot is called Villa Pacri and will eventually house a lounge, restaurant and rooftop. The Italian cafe is open now and we went there on a Saturday night in early August. The cafe is quite beautiful with lavish columns and the 300-wine glass chandelier as the focal point. We started off with a selection of meats, cheeses and a couple of salads. I was a bit surprised by the salad with tuna and cheese (not accustomed to seeing cheese as an accompaniment with tuna) but it was delish- the tuna, cheese and dressing worked well together. All the dishes we had were full of flavor- the sea bass and chicken were seasoned perfectly, and the spaghetti vongole didn’t disappoint. We topped it off with the chocolate cake(tasted like a rich brownie) and another round of cocktails. It was a good night!