Morandi

Morandi

 Always great time at ”Morandi”

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Morandi is located at next to my favorite butique Project 159 in west village. Place is always super busy and great outdoor seat. Morandi is owned by the same people who run Pastis and Pulino’s and Balthazar.

www.morandinyc.com      211 Waverly Pl, ( btw 7 Ave & Charles St ) NYC

Overall Food Atmosphere Price
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Calamari alla griglia

grilled squid salad with peppers, capers & olives $13 ♥♥♥1/2

Linguine alle vongole
with clams, white wine & green garlic $18 ♥♥1/2
large tube pasta
with spicy sausage ragu & smoked mozzarella  ♥♥♥1/2
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Stinco d’agnello brodettato lamb shank glazed with lemon – pecorino sauce & artichokes $27 ♥♥1/2

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Fusilli con granchio e pomodorini piccanti spiral pasta with spicy crab & cherry tomato ragu $21 ♥♥

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Pulino’s Bar & Pizzeria

www.pulinosny.com   282 Bowery, (At Houston St) New York 10012

Pravda and Balthazar in SoHo. Pastis packed in the Meatpacking District, Schiller’s nestled in the Lower East Side, Morandi and Minetta Tavern classically posted in the West Village and now Keith McNally opens Pulino on Bowery Street.. 2 blocks from my shop Cutie Room! A big open kitchen with two gas and wood-fired ovens; one which is just for pizza. This Italian pizza joint evokes Schiller’s and Pastis in their deco and vibe.  Their unique menu has breakfast pizza (ie: Salsiccia Pizza with eggs, bacon, crumbled sausage, and white Cheddar) and they serve it till 2 pm in afternoon – yay! Surprisingly my favorite food is not their famous pizza – what I heart is their house made Chicken Liver Mousse. It’s the best !! And also their baked Ziti & Meatballs is sooo comforting.  Recently,  Chef Nate Appleman hailing from San Francisco has left as the head chef and is replaced by Tony Liu, who was once a chef at Morandi. The good and bad thing is that the place is super loud and full of energy, while the tables are spaced very close together. It’s a great place to eat, see, and be seen depending on your mood. Definitly entertaining to bring guests visiting New York since it is situated on a prime corner of Houston St bordering Soho.

Overall Food Atmosphere Price
♥♥♥1/2 ♥♥♥1/2 ♥♥♥1/2      $$$1/2
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Chicken Liver Mousse with bacon jam & fettunta $13 – ♥♥♥♥

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Salsiccia sausage, tomato, red onion, green olives, basil, chiles, mozzarella & pecorino $18 ♥♥♥1/2    

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Fried Shrimp  Prosciutto Di Parma, Ricotta Scorza Nera   $15 – ♥♥♥♥  

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Baked Ziti & Meatballs with mozzarella, tomato sauce & ricotta $18 – ♥♥♥♥ 

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Oven Roasted Octopus with potato, celery & olives $14 – ♥♥♥ 

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Whole Artichoke with aioli with lemon $15 ♥♥♥

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Quattro Formaggi Pizze mozzarella, grana, fontina, gorgonzola, red onion $15 ♥♥♥1/2

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Pappardelle withbeef cheek & kale ♥♥♥1/2

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Roasted Squash & Mushroom Salad with watercress, smoked pecorino, hazelnuts & banyuls vinaigrette $13 ♥♥♥1/2

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Skate polenta dusted skate with broccoli and red chile $18 ♥♥♥1/2

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Eggplant Prmigiana tomato sauce, mozzarella, grana, fettunta $12 ♥♥♥1/2

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Fluke crudo with watermelon & dill $15 

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Prosciutto & Arugula Pizze – prosciutto, arugula, mozzarella, pecorino & garlic $20 ♥♥♥1/2

 

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