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The Upper East Side space that was formerly Focaccia Fiorentina has reopened as Felice Wine Bar, and if a few details are reminiscent of Sant Ambroeus, including the logo’s typeface, there’s a very good reason: Felice shares not only partial ownership with that institution—it also shares a chef and a wine buyer. As you’d expect, wine figures prominently in the redesign, from the deconstructed-barrel vestibule to the glass-jugs chandelier. Chef Simone Parisotto has composed a menu of focaccias, pastas and risotti, and mains like branzino alla griglia. But what best suits the theme is the selection of paired snacks, like the crostoni of eggplant, zucchini, and burrata that the menu matches with the house wine, a blend of Chardonnay and Grechetto from partner Jacopo Giustiniani’s family vineyard in Tuscany.