This venue is closed.
After just a few months in business, Cristina Orosco decided Barocco Café wasn’t working for her and turned it over in 2009 to her onetime partner in the chain, Danny Emerman (the two had severed their ties about a decade ago). Emerman reopened the café (along with his partners in Zampa, Anthony Briatico and chef Alessandro Prosperi) as a wine bar serving lunch and dinner. You might think of the place as an outpost of Zampa — the menu is similar, with sandwiches being served by day and the same meats and cheeses being used for platters at night (the bread is baked at Zampa; pasta will also be freshly made). Modeling the place after a contemporary Italian enoteca where mostly primi are served, Emerman added more of the Siberian white-oak planks that graced the front of the space, increased the amount of counter room, and installed communal tables for a more convivial vibe.
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