Scuderia joins the Da Silvano brotherhood

 

Burrata with shaved black truffles over crostini

Burrata with proscuitto and shaved black truffles over crostini

 

Last week I sat down to lunch at Scuderia, a new Italian eatery located across the street from Da Silvano and Bar Pitti, and in fact related to the two.  It’s bright and modern and fronted in glass, so that in the warmer weather people might spill out onto cafe tables and wave to their tradionalist friends at the old hangout spots across Sixth Ave.  Judging by the menu, I think this place aims to get those people who like good food and lots of fun.

The menu is that of a pretty straightforward Italian trattoria, although it offers Italian takes on such American classics as the burger.  On offer is various antipasti, small thin-crust pizzas, pastas and some impressive entrees.  My lunch partner and I shared a creamy burrata covered in shaved black truffles and served over proscuitto crostini, the “Scuderia” pizza with blue cheese, fig jam and speck, a seared halibut and caccioucco, a seafood stew.  All were very good, particularly the pizza and the stew, and paired nicely with the glass of Verdicchio on offer.  I feel guilty saying this, but perhaps the highlight of the afternoon was the Italian ice cream sundae, a decadent parfait of vanilla gelato on top of hazelnut gelato on top of chocolate gelato on top of creamy peanut butter, topped with two amaretti-soaked cherries.  We said we were full, but we finished the whole thing.

Scuderia pizza with fig jam, blue cheese and speck

Scuderia pizza with fig jam, blue cheese and speck

 

Cacciuoco- a delicious seafood stew

Cacciuocco- a Italian seafood stew

 

seared halibut with olives, tomatoes and surprisingly, ginger

seared halibut with olives, tomatoes and surprisingly, ginger

 

the triumphant ending: ice cream sundae and espresso

the triumphant ending: ice cream sundae and espresso

Scuderia, located at 10 Downing St in the West Village (NOT to be confused with it’s next door neighbor, another new restaurant called 10 Downing).  For more info, visit their website here.

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2 responses to “Scuderia joins the Da Silvano brotherhood

  1. Iris

    Yummmmm…..burrata. I can’t wait to dine here! Fantastic review!

  2. joan

    Save me that proscuitto burrata deal when I come next month! YIkes..this place is another WINNER~

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