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Good Eating | East 70s Uptown Latitude
By KRIS ENSMINGER
Published: April 3, 2009
The ever-youthful Lower East Side and the more reserved Upper East Side may seem like separate worlds, but these diverse and affordable restaurants in the East 70s definitely have a downtown vibe…
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‘THE baby is cute,” the woman at new Alloro was saying to the man at her table. “Honey, every baby is cute.” “Some babies aren’t cute.” And even more restaurants aren’t. But “creative Italian” Alloro (305 E. 77th St., [212] 535-2866), all of two weeks old, is adorable. It’s also strange, perplexing and often wonderful. Five pasta dishes I had there just might be the best five I’ve had at any one place this year… Read Full Article

 

 

By Jim Farber
Immerse yourself in Italian culture at Alloro Restaurant (307 E. 77th St., 212-535-2866), which invites learning linguists to parla “come mangi speak like you eat” with its Italian Language and Culture Supper Club…
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New York’s spaghetti-slinging, scaloppine-frying Italian chefs are officially bored. How else to explain the legions of traditionalists who’ve lately been trading in regional authenticity for auteur cuisine? Read Full Article

 

 

 

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“Not your typical” UES Italian, this “little gem” run by a “charming” husband-and-wife team injects a bit of “adventure” into the local scene with its “upscale”, “innovative” (even “strange”) “riffs on traditional” dishes; UES “haute Italian” “sleeper” specializing in “inventive twists” on classic dishes that verge on the “experimental”; the”cheerful” servers (overseen by the chef’s “perky wife”) will “do cartwheels for you.”

 

The Upper East Side is chock full of Italian eateries, some good, some bad and few are destinations. Upper East Siders tend to favor the “local” joints that cater to the “local” tastes. Most of these eateries are forgettable. But there are notable exceptions, such as Alloro…
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The prix fixe begins with a Prosecco toast and an amuse bouche, then onto an appetizer of warm ricotta with quail eggs and fava puree. Read Full Article

 

 

 

 

Those of you who have been to Cacio e Pepe or Bocca don’t need any introduction to Salvatore Corea, the chef who became famous for his Roman Cacio e Pepe fresh pasta twirled in a giant wheel of Pecorino cheese.
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From the pasta guru behind Cacio e Pepe, this UES trattoria’s serving up homestyle Italian (buffalo mozzarella, lavender-crusted swordfish steak) in a setting dramatically decked…Read Full Article

 

 

 

It’s all about la famiglia at this chic family-owned, family-run Italian restaurant on the Upper East Side cheffed by Bocca’s Salvatore Corea and co-owned with his wife, Gina, who calls the cuisine creative Italian.
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Upper East Side: Italian restaurant Alloro, brought to you by Salvatore Corea (Spiga, Bocca, and Cacio e Pepe) is set to open tomorrow as well according to the press release. Details are as follows: “The welcoming and fresh setting – the shiny black bar and tables, with pearly white walls- mirror the creative menu selections…
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Chef Salvatore Corea of Cacio e Pepe puts experimental spin on classic Italian. Cod with coffee powder, tilapia and ricotta with cinnamon, pork in honey and peperoncino…Read Full Article

 

 

 

 

The owners of this Italian restaurant are the husband and wife team Salvatore and Gina Corea. Salvatore is well-known in the New York City dining world as the owner and executive chef at Spiga, and he brings his culinary talents and expertise to Alloro…Read Full Article

 

 

 

 

A First Look at Alloro, the Upper East Side’s New Italian As you can see from these first interior shots, Alloro, an Italian spot opening on the Upper East Side tomorrow, definitely has its own thing going on. The floor is greener than one of Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits. The man behind this operation is Salvatore Corea, formerly a partner and executive chef at Spiga and a current operator of Cacio e Pepe and Bocca…
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Going to Italy? Learn Some Italian Now
By Charlene Giannetti
April 10th, 2009
Picture this: You and your beloved are walking down a picturesque, winding side street in a small Italian village, totally off the beaten track. You wander into a trattoria, looking forward to a delicious meal…
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