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Enjoying Authentic Southern Italian Food at Tartina Restaurant

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.

Federico and Maria Teresa

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

Fritto Italia

Croquet, Arancino, Panzerotto, Frittelline and Mozzarelline Milanese.


Fried Calamari & Shrimp Fritti

Fried Fresh squid and shrimp served with tartare dip and lemon.


Pamigiana Sorrentina

Eggplant, Mozzarella and Parmigiano cheese in a basil tomato sauce.


Ravioli Caprese

Homemade ravioli filled with fresh and aged caciotta with grana padana in a fresh tomato sauce.


Rigatoni Genovese

Rigatoni in a Genovese Ragu (onions, carrots and beef stew)


Lava Stone Steak

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!



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