Alloro

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Alloro

Upper East Side
Chef Salvatore Corea (Cacio e Pepe) channels his wildest impulses into this daring trattoria, decorated in a riot of emerald green. As outrageous-sounding as the dishes are, they’re mercifully restrained in execution. The cocoa sauce served with a seared-shrimp starter is balanced and not at all sweet. A fine eggplant Parmesan offers a traditional timbale alongside a modern version (cold whipped eggplant mousse beside a Parmesan chip and a nugget of fried mozzarella). Desserts are equally well conceived: a pear strudel with creamy Gorgonzola gelato is like a cheese course in reverse.
Venue name: Alloro
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Address: 307 E 77th St
New York

Cross street: between First and Second Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30–10:30pm; Fri, Sat 5:30–11:30pm
Transport: Subway: 6 to 77th St
Price: Average main course: $22. AmEx, MC, V
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