• Spigolo

  • Italian $14-$30
  • 1561 Second Ave.
    New York, NY 10028
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone: 212-744-1100
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This venue is closed. Spigolo is a little gem, no larger than all those other vest-pocket trattorias nearby that must get their food from a communal kitchen under Third Avenue. So expect a perpetual crush at the door once word gets out that Heather and Scott Fratangelo are not only the town’s neatest new mom-and-pop restaurateurs but a sterling team in the kitchen, too. Hubby is responsible for the vibrant salmon tartare studded with bursts of capers, sun-dried tomatoes, and chili-flecked cucumbers. He’s also behind a simple cluster of shaved celery blossoms that with the addition of Gorgonzola, pecans, and a squirt of citrus vinaigrette becomes a memorable salad. The breading on his littleneck clams boasts the touch of luxuriant bagna cauda butter. Nearly ethereal gnocchi are atypically made with sheep’s-milk ricotta. The breast of veal stuffed with pancetta and served with butternut squash will make up for whatever you gave up for Lent. Heather, meanwhile, does the near impossible: She’s not only a lovely and disarming host, but during the day she creates pastries few Italian restaurants can match.
http://www.spigolonyc.com/
  • Prices

    $14-$30

  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Take-Out Notable Wine List Brunch - Weekend Great Desserts Outdoor Dining Private Dining/Party Space Prix-Fixe Online Reservation

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Recommended

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