Radicchio Brings $10 Pasta Specials to Midtown East


Thanks to Lunch’er Anne for tipping us off to Radicchio Pasta & Risotto Co., a new Italian place on 53rd Street between 2nd & 3rd that was mentioned in the sidebar of yesterday’s edition of Tasting Table.  “Midtown gets an infusion of $10 and under homemade pasta at this new 18-seat spot” sounds promising enough, so I swung by yesterday to get a look inside and to take a look at the menu. Check it out after the jump.

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This Radicchio is actually a new branch of a longstanding restaurant in Ridgewood, NJ. The space is small and I’d imagine it’ll be tight if they fill up, but the benefit of stopping into a place when they first open is that you may beat the crowds. Despite what it said on Tasting Table, the regular menu is largely out of the ML-price range, but there is a selection of lunch specials priced at $10 which could be worth investigating.

The specials include penne alla vodka, seafood spaghetti puttanesca, rigatoni Italian sausage, chicken fettucine alfredo and healthy option of whole wheat penne in pesto with veggies. Outside of the lunch menu, there are a few pastas, including mac n cheese that are priced at or under $10.  You can see the complete menu over on Grub Street.

I’m not often in this corner of Midtown, so let me know in the comments if you’ve been here and if it’s worth a follow up.

Radicchio Pasta & Risotto Company, 235 E. 53rd St. (btw. 2+3rd), 212-956-3976.


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