This tiny, eight-table space may be unassuming, but it was in fact a forerunner of the booming enoteca scene. The sandwich-heavy menu, made famous by its truffled egg toast, also features bruschette, tramezzini and panini. A Cubano-like special marries roasted pork with fontina, pickled red onion and hot peppers on a ciabatta, while a refreshing fennel salad is tossed with arugula, goat cheese and balsamic vinegar. Owners Jason and Jennifer Denton are devoted to local foods: The bread is from neighboring Blue Ribbon Bakery, the mozzarella is Joe’s Dairy, and Pat LaFrieda provides the meat.
|Venue name:||’ino (CLOSED)||Contact:|
21 Bedford St
|Cross street:||between Downing and W Houston Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 9am–2am; Sat, Sun 11am–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F to W 4th St; 1 to Houston St|
|Price:||Average drink: $7; Average small plate: $8. AmEx, Disc, V|
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