Loving Locanda

 

Roast Chicken at the Bar at Locanda Verde

Roast Chicken at the Bar at Locanda Verde

 

 

In the last month, I’ve been to Locanda Verde three times.  When you can choose to eat at a new restaurant every night, and my list of restaurants is long enough to fill a book, that’s saying something.  It helps that Andrew Carmellini’s simple Italian food is delicious and crowd-pleasing, and I’ve loved it since his days at A Voce.  It helps that they mix an excellent Aperol spritz, that they serve perfectly roasted chicken for two, that their ricotta with grilled bread is lip-smackingly, groan-inducingly wonderful.  And it’s a nice suprise that after you eat dinner, you’re not going to be disappointed with some afterthought dessert menu (important for a sweet toother like me).  I dream of the gelato, it’s creamier and more pure in flavor than anything- even Ciao Bella or Labratorio- I’ve had in the city.  The huge, rustic space is comfortable and conducive for group dinners, as I had one night, but the bar is great for drinks and a bite (if a little crowded with the afterwork banker scene and the women who love them).  Also, they serve a reputedly awesome, totally peaceful brunch on weekends!!!  Imagine, a cool brunch spot that hasn’t yet been attacked by brunch hordes.

 

Fried Artichokes

Fried Artichokes

Pate on Grilled Country Bread

Pate on Grilled Country Bread

Pasta with Pesto, Fresh Cherry Tomato, Olive and Pine Nuts

Pasta with Pesto, Fresh Cherry Tomato, Olive and Pine Nuts

 

dessert- trio of gelato and sorbets; semifreddo

dessert- trio of gelato and sorbets; semifreddo

 

Locanda Verde: To read the menu, visit their website.

377 Greenwich St, at N. Moore.  It’s attached to the Greenwich Hotel.

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2 responses to “Loving Locanda

  1. mary kate

    noria, dying, i can’t stop going to LV….it’s getting out of control. xx mary kate

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