Dishes not to miss: Sheep’s Milk Ricotta, Lamb Meatball Sliders, Pumpkin Agnolotti, Porchetta
Locanda Verde is Robert De Niro’s comeback restaurant after the dismal failure of Ago, which formerly occupied this space.
This “Green Inn”, is Andrew Carmellini’s newest undertaking, where he has created a seasonal market leaning menu. Unlike his previous acts at Café Boulud and A Voce, Locanda Verde is a simpler Italian tavern with home-style dishes.
Carmellini’s kitchen turns out knockout food without much fuss. Just try their sheep’s-milk ricotta or the lamb meatball sliders. Any dish that involves bread is a winner (try the crostini) and the desserts are decadent delights too.
It’s no wonder that Locanda Verde is being hailed as one of the hottest new restaurants in Tribecca.
Here is some of what we ate:
Sheep’s Milk Ricotta with sea salt and herbs
Lamb Meatball Sliders
Shaved Porchetta Sandwich