Restaurateur Luca Marcato has recast his decade-old Upper East Side eatery, Luca, as the more casual Cavatappo Grill. Old favorites like duck ragù, gnocchi and ravioli will remain on the menu, with an added section for crowd-pleasers like burgers, sandwiches and cheese plates. Marcato, who plans to expand his other UES project, Cavatappo Wine Bar, to a Gramercy location later this month, will also amp up the wine offerings, with 70 selections available by the glass.
|Venue name:||Cavatappo Grill|
1712 First Ave
|Cross street:||between 88th and 89th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Kitchen: Mon–Fri noon–11pm; Sat, Sun 11am–11pm. Wine bar: Mon–Fri noon–1am; Sat, Sun 11am–1am.|
|Transport:||Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $18. AmEx, MC, V|