August 26, 2016
Casual, Elegant Tarallucci e Vino Opens New Location in NoMad
The Italian restaurant group Tarallucci e Vino has opened its fifth location at 44 East 28th street, right in the heart of NoMad.
Recently covered by Eater, the new location is housed in the Prism building designed by Christian de Portzamparc, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect of renowned buildings such as One57 and the LVMH Tower.
“We’re thrilled to open our newest restaurant in this stunning architectural gem,” owner Luca Di Pietro shared with us. “NoMad has undergone so much change over the past several years and has become such a fun and vibrant community. We are excited to be part of its growth and want to offer our neighbors a warm and inviting place where they can come together, unwind and enjoy our delicious food and wine.”
In designing the restaurant’s 1,200 square-foot space, with room for 70 guests, interior designer Sarah Abdallah has created an urbane and sophisticated interior using concrete elements paired with wood and leather. The bar, which is central to the space, includes hand-painted tiles and handcrafted globe light fixture. There are 14-foot high ceilings and an outdoor patio, which seats 48.
The restaurant group started in the East Village in 2001, when Italian native Luca Di Pietro sought to capture the elegance and laid-back spirit of Italian café and bar culture. From there, the restaurant group expanded to Union Square and the Upper West Side.
The new restaurant in NoMad boasts Tarallucci e Vino’s wine program focuses on wines from small family vineyards. The cuisine is led by the group’s new Executive Chef Cara Hermanson. She will be introducing some delicious new dishes, such as Roasted Prawns with Calabrian chilis and roasted peppers; and Paccheri Carbonara with crispy pancetta, eggs, and parmesan cheese.
Says owner Luca Di Pietro, “There is an excitement in the air around NoMad from the bustle of entrepreneurs starting businesses and new residents moving into the neighborhood. The community is developing its own identity very quickly. We have become a ‘neighborhood place’ everywhere we have opened. We hope to become the same in NoMad.”
We are sure it will. Welcome to the neighborhood, Tarallucci e Vino NoMad!
Tarallucci e Vino NoMad
44 East 28th Street (between Park and Madison)
New York, NY 10016
Monday- Thursday 7:30am-11pm