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First Bytes: Carbone’s Fine Food & Wine, Casual Ital opens Monday


Julian Barsotti opens his casual Italian sit-down/take-out/Sunday supper place, Carbone’s Fine Food & Wine, on Monday. (I’ve already told you about it here and here.)

Last night, Barsotti invited me in for a fitst byte.

“I’m still tweaking the menu,” Barsotti told me.

I wouldn’t change a thing. $16 for the best spaghetti Bolognese this side of Manhattan? It’s Nonna quality food at grandma pricing. This place is gonna hit big.

Scroll down, then scratch and sniff.

cookbooks for sale

cozy, casual and inexpensive

barsotti has a loyal following from nonna

marinated baby beets with maytag bleu cheese and apples (and watercress)

housemade spaghetti and meatballs

housemade mozza with buttery garlic bruschetta

forever roasted porchetta with broccolini

farro piccolo with caramelized asparagus, mushrooms, and paula lamberts goat cheese

this house made spaghetti bolognese rocked my world

good wines at reasonable prices

 

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