Chef, Author, Restaurateur

Locanda Verde

In Italy, a Locanda is a local spot to eat, drink and even spend the night. Verde is the word for green–as in fresh, as in local, and as in the Greenwich Hotel, Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca hostelrie, where Locanda Verde is located.

I opened Locanda Verde in 2009. It’s a taverna-style restaurant, open morning, noon and night, serving soul-satisfying Italian food.

Mornings at Locanda Verde are about real cappuccinos, loads of sunlight and pastry goddess Karen DeMasco’s sweets and baked stuff from the café counter.

Lunch is airy and easy-going. Have a glass of wine and a salad in the street-side cafe, or fill up on my Shaved Porchetta Sandwich.

At night, Locanda is busy, energetic, and packed with people having a great time, fueled by great food and wine. Locanda Verde is the kind of place I like to hang out, serving the kind of food I like to eat.

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