Locanda Verde is our TriBeCa neighborhood taverna serving Chef Andrew Carmellini's soul-satisfying urban Italian menu.
Our bustling corner restaurant has been welcoming New Yorkers morning, noon and night since 2009 with a warm and comfortable atmosphere, leisurely Italian spirit and heartfelt cooking.
Chef, Restaurateur, Author
Andrew Carmellini's cooking is soulful and flavorful, rustic and refined. It's a personal style that reflects his American roots and Italian heritage, his work in some of the world's best fine dining restaurants, and his travels abroad.
Born and raised in Seven Hills, OH, Andrew credits his parents who loved simple, delicious, well-made food with his early appreciation for it. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Andrew became part of a generation of chefs who began their cooking careers in the heyday of era-defining institutions such as Lespinasse, L’Arpège and Le Cirque. Then in 1998, Andrew became the opening Chef de Cuisine of Café Boulud. During his tenure, he was awarded twice by the James BeardFoundation and named one of Food & Wine Magazine’s“Best New Chefs,” among many other accolades. Members of his kitchen brigade would also go on to become some of today’s brightest culinary talents, leaving Andrew’s own set of prints on the era that followed.
Outside of culinary circles, Andrew is known as a hit-maker synthesizing pertinent culinary culture with urban social dining scenes. His restaurants are often credited with cracking the code between fine cooking and fun dining. They currently include 10 restaurants, a live music and performance venue, a retail and wholesale bakery, three cocktail bars, a beer hall, two fast-casual concepts, and six hotel food and beverage programs across four states. No two are alike.
Andrew is also the author of two cookbooks with his wife Gwen Hyman: "Urban Italian" (Bloomsbury Press, 2008), which climbed to the year's "Top Ten Cookbooks" list on Amazon.com, and "American Flavor". (Ecco: Harper Collins, 2011).
The story continues every day at andrewcarmellini.com.
WHAT DOES LOCANDA VERDE MEAN?
'Locanda' in Italian is a local place to eat, drink and maybe stay the night. Directly translated, Locanda Verde means "green inn."
WHO IS THE CHEF?
Andrew Carmellini is the chef and co-owner. You can read more about him here: http://andrewcarmellini.com/
The Chef della Cucina is Luciano Duco.
WHO IS THE PASTRY CHEF?
WHAT KIND OF FOOD DO YOU SERVE?
We serve a seasonal, urban Italian menu of Antipasti, house made Pastas and Secondi.
WHAT ABOUT COOKBOOKS?
Chef Carmellini has written "Urban Italian" (Bloomsbury, 2009) and "American Flavor" (EccoPress, 2011). Both are available for sale at the restaurant.
WHO OWNS THE RESTAURANT?
Chef Carmellini, Josh Pickard, and Luke Ostrom with their partners at The Greenwich Hotel, Ira Drukier, Richard Born & Robert De Niro.
WHO DESIGNED THE RESTAURANT?
IS THERE A DRESS CODE?
No formalities, come as you are.
IS THERE CORKAGE FEE?
We have a large Italian wine list that spans all regions with the addition of a reserve list of fine and rare wines. If you would like to bring your own wine we ask that you pay a corkage fee of $35 per bottle, and bring no more than two 750 ml bottles.
ARE RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED?
DO YOU SELL GIFT CARDS?
Gift cards to Locanda Verde are available for purchase in the restaurant or online by clicking here.
DO YOU HAVE SPACE FOR PRIVATE DINING?
Yes, our private dining room accommodates up to 60 people for seated dinners and 100 people for cocktail parties. Please visit our Private Dining page or complete our inquiry questionnaire for more information
ARE YOU HIRING?
We are always looking for new people to join our team in the front of house and back of house. Email us at Jobs@LocandaVerdeNYC.com.