Amata- Cucina Italiana
209 East 56th (Between 2nd and 3rd)
Sunday, June 26th
5:45 pm optional drinks, 6:45 pm dinner
$82 Italian meal, glass wine, tax & tip
Taking over the space that was once our beloved Fiorini, “Amata” which means “beloved” in Italian is a vibrant yet cozy Italian restaurant serving traditional Italian with a modern flair. Amata is the coming-together of decades of NYC based restaurant experience between restaurateur Jack Dorrian, and executive chef Enzo Di Rende. Chef Enzo Di Rende, started his kitchen experience at age 13 working at the famous Dominick’s of Arthur Avenue with his own father who owned the restaurant. Enzo eventually would graduate from The Culinary Institute of America and opened up his own Arthur Avenue Italian restaurant in 1999- Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue. A long-time fan of classic traditional Italian food, Jack Dorrian became an immediate fan of Enzo’s deliciously comforting dishes, and now faithfully believes his friends and neighbors here in Manhattan will make themselves happily “at home”.