NYC: Locanda Verde

if i could have a restaurant, this is what i would dream of.

the lowdown:

    • ★★★★★ such a delight!
    • $$$$ (~$30-40/entree)
    • trendy, upscale
    • good for date night or small groups
    • neighborhood: tribeca
    • get a reservation

dark and cozy, yet inviting and warm decor. had dinner reservations, but there was a solid after-work crowd grabbing cocktails at the bar. while waiting for the rest of our party, we spotted a mouth-watering chicken dish coming to a table around us…and i was already won over.

settling in, it reminded me of a couple great spots in chicago (girl & the goat) –

small plates, simple decor, phenomenal food.

chef andrew carmellini won my heart. and next time i’m there i’m trying his other restaurant, the dutch.

in my opinion, this is definitely a sharing restaurant. there’s too many delicious things, and with small and regular dishes, it’s the way to go. so bring your best foodie friends and hunker down.

we started with sheeps milk ricotta (so fresh, so light and tasty) and the fried artichokes (okay, but i wouldn’t tell you to order it).

sheep’s milk ricotta with sea salt and herbs

crispy fried artichokes with yogurt, lemon and mint

AMAZING bread.

between five of us, we split three larger plates and boy were they large: their steak special (omg, perfect.), garlic chicken (delicious.), and their seafood special (again, amaze.) with a parpardelle pasta with lamb bolognese (perfection, again). dessert was tiramisu and carrot cake.

pappardelle with lamb bolognese, ricotta and mint

steak special with potatoes and watercress salad

fire-roasted garlic chicken

seafood special

desserts!!

it was a lot of food – but hey, we’re big eaters. a pricey bill, but well worth it. the only bad thing is that it was our first dinner in the city and the others failed to live up to this one.

please, get a reservation and check it out if you’re in town!! if you live here, your next date or dining experience needs to be here.

locanda verde | yelp. | google maps

377 Greenwich St
(between Franklin St & Moore St)
New York, NY 10013

(212) 925-3797

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