I was invited by a friend to go to Tartina, an Italian Restaurant located on the corner of Amsterdam Avenue and 111th street right across from St John the Divine Cathedral..
Michele and I are always looking for authentic Italian restaurants. Unfortunately Michele could not attend but sent me to bring back a report.
Carlo Di Giulio, one of the owners, greeted me as I entered the restaurant. The other partners are the chef Federico Terminiello, and his wife Maria Teresa Valestra.
In is a comfortable space with very friendly and efficient service. Chef Terminiello comes from Sorrento so the restaurant features authentic Southern Italian Cuisine.
Burrata served in a parmigiano nest over prosiutto crudo and tomato
Croquet, Arancino, Panzerotto, Frittelline and Mozzarelline Milanese.
Fried Calamari & Shrimp Fritti
Fried Fresh squid and shrimp served with tartare dip and lemon.
Eggplant, Mozzarella and Parmigiano cheese in a basil tomato sauce.
Homemade ravioli filled with fresh and aged caciotta with grana padana in a fresh tomato sauce.
Rigatoni in a Genovese Ragu (onions, carrots and beef stew)
The Sirloin Steak was grilled on a searing hot lava stone at the table.
Some of the desserts
The menu is well priced.
TARTINA 1034 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York . 646-590-0577
I am looking forward to returning to Tartina soon!