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 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)
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!