To Dine: Locanda Verde

To Dine: Locanda Verde(Courtesy of Noah Fecks)It doesn’t get better than Locanda Verde when it comes to Italian cuisine. This restaurant, located in Manhattan’s trendy TriBeCa neighborhood, draws fashionable downtown New Yorkers – and a famous face or two – every night of the week.

To Dine: Locanda VerdeConnected to the Greenwich Hotel, owned by Robert De Niro and a popular spot for celebrities when they’re staying in town, Locanda Verde’s industrial, glowy atmosphere is the ideal place to have an intimate dinner. Patrons sit in cozy banquets and café tables surrounded by shelves of books and wine bottles. Every customer has a view of the humming, open kitchen, and the outdoor summer seating on Greenwich Street is a great place to post up and people watch.

Aside from the homey ambiance, Locanda Verde’s menu is affordable and delicious. From savory crostini to “My Grandmother’s Ravioli,” each plate created by famed chef Andrew Carmellini is first-rate. The restaurant is also well-known for its homemade desserts, especially their Chocolate Torta.

TriBeCa is a neighborhood unlike any other in New York. It strikes the perfect balance between a peaceful, family-friendly atmosphere by day and lively restaurants and lounges by night. The neighborhood has an exclusive feel, and Locanda Verde is also hugely popular among the chic Sunday brunch crowd there. With items on the menu like Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and fresh, cold-pressed juice, New Yorkers can’t seem to resist stopping by this restaurant at all hours of the day. Pay them a visit, and you’re sure to see why. 
(Photo Courtesy of Noah Fecks)
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