Locanda Verde, NYC – Brunch


Locanda Verde
Executive Chef: Andrew Carmellini
Cuisine: Italian
Neighborhood: Tribeca
Price: $20-30 mains
Address: 377 Greenwich Street, NY, NY 10013
Phone: 212-925-3797
Hours: Breakfast: Mon – Fri 8am-11am, Sat-Sun 8am-10am; Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm; Brunch: Sat-Sun 10am-3pm; Dinner: Mon-Sun 5:30pm-11pm

For a full review and a look at the dinner selection, check out our previous Locanda Verde post. This will strictly be photos of the brunch I had there recently, which was quite amazing. The restaurant itself is a bit dim, so I would say that takes away from the ambiance, so if you luck out and can grab one of the outdoor tables, you are really in business. Either way, the food more than makes up for the lack of natural light inside. If you can’t get a table at Locanda Verde, because 100 other trendier people got one ahead of you, don’t be afraid, and try another sweet Tribeca Brunch spot: Marc Forgione, Plein Sud, Sarabeth’s Tribeca, Bubby’s, etc.

Sidenote: You can’t go wrong with the cocktail selection at Locanda Verde. Ourvodka-based bad boys went down like juice.

Bread

Crostini of the Day
I forgot the exact details, but roasted veggies, basil something or other, and burrata all combine into a foodgasm.

Sheep’s Milk Ricotta with truffle honey and burnt orange toast
One of my friend’s panties dropped over the truffle honey. True story.

Marinated Beet Salad with robiolina cheese, soft herbs and walnuts
Beets are so underrated as a vegetable, especially when marinated and mixed with a soft cheese. Such a great salad!

Uovo Raviolo with asparagus, English peas and pancetta
I love the concept of egg in a raviolo and having the yolk burst open and stream out, only to be licked clean (or dipped/swiped with bread…whatever strikes your fancy)

Uovo Modenese with cotechino hash, spinach and tomato Hollandaise
Another mouth wateringly savory dish. Cotechino is an Italian charcuterie, similar to salami, so obviously complemets eggs like it’s its job (which it is)

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