Boutique pasta. Pausing from posting fashion pics to return "on brand" w/ posting food pics. @tantalizingtara & I tried Leonelli Taberna, a hidden gem of a Roman restaurant folded inside the boutique Evelyn Hotel. Try the seafood rigatoni, a surprisingly light mix of shrimp, mussels, clams, squid, octopus & scallops. A refreshing plate of artichokes, arugula & mint will help offset the acidity of the tomato sauce. Other fantastic items: the house, pizza style focaccia, arancini balls & meatballs. #leonellitaberna#evelynhotel#rigatoni#romanfood#artichokesalad#nyfoodsharings#boutiquehotel#boutiquerestaurant#eattheworld
So excited to welcome chef @jonathanbenno’s Leonelli Taberna and Leonelli Focacceria e Pasticceria (@leonellinyc) to #NYC , now open at The Evelyn hotel (@theevelynnyc). Kitchen designed by YuiDesign.
Photo: Alex Staniloff @alexstaniloff #leonellinyc#leonellitaberna
Mmmmmm #tartufo at the newly-opened @leonellinyc! Hazelnut #gelato w chocolate, cherry #sorbet center, and #visciole (sour cherry) sauce. Had a number of other great dishes too (the sirloin! the arancini! the tuna/chickpea thing!).
Our second visit to the Leonelli Taberna (by chef @jonathanbenno). We liked this casual Roman Taberna so much that we had to return to try more dishes which were equally delicious as the first round but seems like the word is now out as it was packed and the noise level certainly reached a new high, both in the bar area and in the dining room. Pollo alla Rosticceria (Half chicken with salsa verde). @elysianfieldsfarm lamb (Pea greens, preserved lemon and mint). Patate alla Rosticceria (Fingerings, rosemary and schmaltz). Arancini - Fried Rice Croquettes (Tomato and Mozzarella). Buratta (Tomato Marmellata and Arugula Puree). Gelato, Sorbetti and the Cookie Platter from the, now open Focacceria Leonelli. #italianfood#leonellinyc#leonellitaberna#romanfood#nomad#theevelynhotelnyc#jonathanbenno
This made me happy. We’ve been a big fan of chef @jonathanbenno at the Lincoln and now with the opening of the new @leonellinyc in the @theevelynnyc on 27th Street we don’t have to travel far. Tigelles (Flatbreads with smoked salmon, anchovy and dill pollen), Paccheri (shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels, squid, octopus, puntanesca and breadcrumbs), Tonno Sott’olio (Yellowfin tuna, chickpeas, cucumbers, olives, peppers, tomatoes and mint) and the welcome focaccia. Nomad just became real Italian! #leonellinyc#leonellitaberna#nomad#evelynhotel#italianfood#romanfood
New restaurant alert🚨We’re excited for @leonellinyc’s opening at the @theevelynnyc!
The casual Roman-inspired trattoria features rustic Italian dishes curated by acclaimed Chef @jonathanbenno 🍝🍅 accompanied by a cocktail bar and lounge🍷#DiscoverFlatiron#LeonelliNYC
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Getting this dish to photograph was definitely an OMG moment, and it happened again right after I tried it 😊
Lamb with pea greens, preserved lemon, and nepitella from the newly opened @leonellinyc by chef @jonathanbenno
Shot for @grubstreet / @nymag