The Piccola Cucina chain expands with a fourth Italian eatery, a Sicilian seafood venture just around the corner from its Enoteca branch in Soho. True to its name (piccola means "little" in Italian), the spot holds just 28 seats, including a date-ready duo of stools at the marble counter overlooking the open kitchen. Catania native Philip Guardione dishes out the coastal Sicilian fare, with a focus on fresh seafood: thin swordfish slices wrapped around buffalo mozzarella; eggplant caponata with billfish; and house-made spaghetti in a squid-ink sauce with grilled calamari. The wine list takes inspiration from the bottom of the Boot, showcasing Sicilian, Pugliese and Campanian bottles in steel racks mounted on the mocha-hued walls.
|Venue name:||Piccola Cucina Osteria||Contact:|
196 Spring St
|Cross street:||between Sullivan and Thompson Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11:30am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E to Spring St|
|Price:||Average entrée: $19. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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