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Name of Italian Restaurant on East 59th St.??

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Name of Italian Restaurant on East 59th St.??

John | Mar 12, 2005 11:05 AM

Does anyone remember the name of the Italian restaurant that opened on East 59th Street around 1974? It was the first modern decor Italian restaurant to open in Manhattan. The front part was all black and white tile with an open kitchen surrounded by a wall of white tiles, possibly the first open kitchen too. The rear part was more formal with overhead lights that had a sherr silk-like fabric tied around them to diffuse the light. They served nothern italian cuisine with a light touch. Oh and there was a tiny black and gold bar with tables for two carved into the wall opposite the bar (you stepped up to sit at the table, clever). Well sadly the owners opened another one and the quality went down and they both closed. And I can't remember the name and it's driving me crazy! Thanks in advance!

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