Emporio

www.emporiony.com          231 Mott St, Mew York, NY 10012

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Me & Undercover Cutie Patroller Nam Vo

Emlorio is cute Italian restaurant located on Mott St ( between Prince St & Spring St ) in my neighborhood Nolita. My neighborhood offer so many choice of great Italian restaurants, Peasant, Pulino’s, Fiat Cafe, Apizz, L’asso, Torrisi Italian Specialties, Bread, Sauce….and many more. Some of places I don’t often visit as I should so here I am returned to Emporio tonight for friend’s birthday and I had great food & vino once again (^_^) Yay

Ps- my favorite dishes are Montauk Diver Scallops olive oil smashed sunchokes, Hen of the Wood mushrooms, cured guanciale $24. Chichen Liver Pate vin santo gelée, plum marmalade, grilled bread $8. Roasted mushroom & sunchoke salad with fontina fondue, hazelnuts $12. Ricotta Gnocchi Chestnut flavored Yukon gold potato and ricotta gnocchi, wild mushrooms, artichoke ragù $17

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Chicken Liver Paté vin santo gelée, plum marmalade, grilled bread $8 ♥♥♥ 

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Montauk Diver Scallops olive oil smashed sunchokes, Hen of the Wood mushrooms, cured guanciale $24♥♥♥

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Roasted Beets horseradish yogurt, citrus, pistachios $ 10 ♥♥♥

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Roasted mushroom & sunchoke salad with fontina fondue, hazelnuts $12♥♥♥

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Charred Octopus fingerling potato salad, salsa verde $14 ♥♥♥

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 peck mushroom, black truffle, stracchino cheese $18 ♥♥♥

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Painted Hill Farm Grass Fed Bavette Steak rosemary potato, broccoli rabe, sweet garlic emulsion $26 ♥♥♥1/2 

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Ricotta Gnocchi – Chestnut flavored Yukon gold potato and ricotta gnocchi, wild mushrooms, artichoke ragù $17 ♥♥♥♥♥

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Wild Striped Bass – Leeks puree, crispy Brussels sprouts, Umbrian lentils $26 ♥♥♥1/2

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Pappardelle Ragù hand cut spinach pasta with traditional bolognese “sugo” $17♥♥♥

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Mussel in Tomato-Basil  ♥♥♥ 

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Broccoli Rabe & Sausage Pizza  fior di latte mozzarella, pecorino, hot pepper $16 ♥♥♥ PS- we requested as gluten free…… 

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Happy Birthday Christina Flourless Hazelnut & Bittersweet Chocolate Cake (GF) salted caramel ice cream and caramel sauce $8♥♥♥

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Icelandic Cod Fish umbrian cannelini beans, artichokes, meyer lemon $25

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Painted Hill Farm Grass Fed Bavette Steak roasted sunchokes, trevisano radicchio, pecorino romano $26

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Crystal Valley Farm Half Chicken Under A Brick stuffed with mushrooms, truffle and mascarpone, hand cut parmesan truffle fries $23

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Charred Octopus hazelnut romesco, beluga lentils, oven dried tomato, olives gremolata $14

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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.

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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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