NoMad’s iconic i Trulli has been holding its own since its launch 24 years ago.
Now restaurateur founder Nicola Marzovilla is launching a sister spot beside it — Ristoro del Cinghiale, at 122 E. 27th St.
Named for Tuscany’s roaming wild boars, Ristoro del Cinghiale is slated to open Sept. 18.
The 1,600-square-foot space will seat 70 people inside and 34 people on its 700-square-foot terrace, which will be open year round, Marzovilla said.
“I was born in Puglia, which inspired the food and concept behind i Trulli,” Marzovilla said.
“I’ve also been making wine in Tuscany since 2008 and I’m the managing partner of two Tuscan wineries: Vecche Terre Di Montefili and Massoferrato, which are the inspiration behind Ristoro del Cinghiale.”
Marzovilla said he travels to Tuscany every six weeks.
“Creating a Tuscan restaurant was a natural next step, so New Yorkers can enjoy all types of Italian fare,” Marzovilla said.
The new spot will specialize in Tuscan meats, cheeses and handmade pastas — along with Negroni cocktails and Italian wines, including some from Marzovilla’s two wineries — in a farmhouse-style setting.
Executive chef Ben Smallman, formerly of The Modern & Gabriel Kreuther, helms both kitchens.
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