New Chain Va Presto Pasta Bar to take over Satya space

New signage at the old Satya space proclaims Va Presto -Something-  is moving in. Anyone want to buy a vowel? “Go Quickly _____” in Italian sounds like an ominous name for a space vacated so quickly by the previous tenant. A permit posted on their 8th Avenue door gives some clues. Apparently we’re getting a pasta bar with alcohol (yay!) being opened by the Scottos, a family with a group of expensive (boo!) Italian restaurants throughout Long Island. Sorry, this carless New Yorker can’t say she’s been to any.

But wait… there’s more.

However, NY Post reported another Va Presto opening soon(er) to Midtown East with prices around $8.50 for freshly made pastas. It’s safe to say Midtown folks are in for a new Italian lunch spot/chain. Academia Barilla comparisons to come?

Nothing’s been touched on the interiors just yet, with all of Satya’s old furniture and fixtures still jumbled. Could be awhile until this opening, but glad to finally see some movement in this large space.

Va Presto750 8th Ave (at 46th st)


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