5:30 pm optional drinks,
6:15 pm dinner (They open at 5:30, please show up after that!)
$72 Italian meal, gl wine, tax & tip
A New York Magazine critics pick, “Porsena, is the terrific, refreshingly grown-up East Village spot recently opened by Sara Jenkins, a seasoned chef who’s bopped around New York kitchens and found fame.” Zagat rated 22 for “elevated heavenly pastas and other delicious straightforward Italian staples at this friendly east villager, down to earth date spot.” Chef Jenkins culinary pedigree shines through as “one can expect from the daughter of a food critic who spent her childhood frequenting the trattorias of Tuscany and Rome.”
Mario Batali called Jenkins “one of the few chefs in America who understands Italy and how Italians eat.” Modeled after the simple restaurants in Italy that serve as neighborhood dining rooms, Porsena is just the kind of colorful neighborhood restaurant you might be thrilled to find in the narrow back streets of Rome or Florence. Michelin Guide recommended, “Sara Jenkins fans gather where her flavorful and approachable style to Italian food shines bright.” Our menu will consist of family style appetizers such as wilted escarole salad with hot anchovy dressing, Baccala with salt cod whipped with potato and garlic and entrees such as home-made anelloni pasta with spicy lamb sausage, mustard greens and toasted breadcrumbs, a fish specialty and Berkshire pork chop, dessert will be family style Panna Cotta with pistachio and chocolate and a lemon olive oil cake with lemon curd.