This venue is closed.
This trattoria is a collaboration between Silvano Marchetto (of Da Silvano, across the street), his daughter Leyla, his longtime GM Alessandro Bandini (who’ll be GM here, too, as well as a partner), and jazz guitarist turned entrepreneur Fabrizio Sotti. The elder Marchetto designed the menu along with chef Claudio Cristofoli (formerly head toque at Cipriani Downtown), and he contributed family photos and some of his Italian and American rock records as decorations (his artist wife Marisa also spray-painted the restroom signage). But instead of being the dominant presence here, Silvano will rely on his “scuderia,” or team, of thirtysomethings to steer the casual concept. There are several communal tables, a chef’s table, a sometimes-private mezzanine, and a full bar serving snacks till 1 a.m. on weekdays and 2 a.m. on weekends. Many of the 100 seats are done up in the restaurant’s signature color (a Batali-esque orange), and when the weather warms, 36 more will make up a sidewalk café. The menu consists of northern Italian comfort foods as well as Italian interpretations of American favorites (e.g. a burger and personal pizzas) — items are cheaper than at Da Silvano and the portions smaller (Leyla wants to encourage diners to pick around).How to Get In
The entrance is on Sixth Avenue.