I’ Trulli Ristorante
122 East 27th (Park and Lexington)
Sunday, November 20th
5:30 optional drinks, 6:30 dinner
$77 3-course, gl of wine, tax and tip.
We came here less than a year ago, marking this my first dinner to repeat within the same year as it was just that good! But since they have a seasonal menu, don’t expect the same exact menu this time. Opened by restaurateur Nicola Marzovilla in 1994, I Trulli Ristorante is one of New York City’s landmarks of fine Italian dining. TripAdisor Recommended-Certificate of Excellence. Its menu celebrates the cuisine of the Marzovilla family’s homeland, the region of Puglia. The pastas are handmade daily by owner Dora Marzovilla. Zagat rated 23 for “Rustic but sophisticated, this Kips Bay Southern Italian purveys a trulli special Puglian menu.” New York Magazine reviews, “This is pretty much the only game in town when it comes to faithful renditions of Apulian regional dishes. The chef brings this rustic cuisine into sharp focus, and provides a welcome relief from typical Southern Italian red-sauce monotony.” Michelin Guide states “Warm, ambient, and widely appealing, this precious restaurant is known for crafting Italian food with a light touch. Neither young nor hip, it’s a neighborhood stalwart that still lures locals with its sublime covered garden and charming dining room of white walls and flickering candles. Then there’s the menu, which is unabashedly pleasing.”