Responding to an invitation to this fairly new Morningside Heights neighborhood bar, I met a friend there one night to sample their menu.
Co-owner and mixologist Bruno Molfetta was there to greet me and offer me a smoked negroni, one of the most unusual cocktails I’ve had in a long time. The server delivers the cocktail in a smoke-filled vessel that he rotates to mix a bit before pouring the liquid over large ice cubes. Usually delicious.
Do try the zucchini parmigiana ($9), a tasty app that could almost be your entree. Also, don’t miss the grilled broccoli rabe with mushrooms ($8). I liked the garlicky roasted artichokes ($10), preferring the without the drizzle of lemon hollandaise.
Don’t miss the pizza, the main event. We tried the white Sweet Cheeks one with lots of caramelized onion plus honey ($15). With that, we tried their grilled radicchio and spinach salad with roasted carrots, oranges and gorgonzola($ 11). Also good is their lasagna ($15), Bruno’s grandmother’s recipe with a beef & pork ragu.
Although I had no room for dessert, I’m glad we tried their orange-creme filled cannolis.
This is a good place to stop by for a meal when in the area.