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NOW OPEN In Harlem: BABBALUCCI Italian Kitchen & Wood Burning Oven

babbalucci Restaurant

babbalucci Restaurant

   babbalucci Italian Kitchen & Wood Burning Oven Now Open in Harlem

Located on Lenox Ave., Harlem’s Restaurant Row,
babbalucci Italian Kitchen & Wood Burning Oven
is the new Italian restaurant featuring wood-oven fare and
new interpretations of Italian classics in a casual setting.

Babbalucci Dining Room

Dining Room
 
Husband and wife team Chef/Owner Andrew LoPresto and Christy Phansond (with childhood friend Bobby Freid) were inspired to open babbalucci in the neighborhood
where they live and love.

Babbalucci Short Rib Lasagna

 Short Rib Lasagna
 
Sausage and Broccoli Rabe on Housemade Hero

Sausage and Broccoli Rabe on Housemade Hero
LoPresto (OvestBlue Duck Tavern) has followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, longtime bread bakers.
babbalucci translates to “snails” in Sicilian and the menu
follows traditions from the standards of slow food
with all bread and pizza dough baked in-house.
Il Forno:
Gnocchi
(Mornay sauce, breadcrumbs)
Sicilian-Style Snails
(garlic, parsley, white wine)
Whole Roasted Orata
(fennel, asparagus)
Wood Burning Oven Pizzas:
Snails
(tomato, garlic, parsley, gorgonzola)
Truffle Paté
(mozzarella, gorgonzola, parmigiana, ricotta, mushroom, prosciutto)
Salame Picante
(mozzarella, tomato, basil)
View babbalucci‘s menus here.
 
Margherita Pizza 
Margherita Pizza (Photo Credit: Shikah Jain)
Wood fired radicchio (burrata, cherry tomatoes, balsamic reduction)

Wood fired radicchio (burrata, cherry tomatoes, balsamic reduction)
(Photo Credit: Shikah Jain)
Designed by Award-winning Italian mixologist Enzo Cangemi (OvestExtra Fancy), the cocktail list focuses on artisanal brands in combination with premium spirits,
house made marmalades, bitters and syrups.

babbalucci's Bar

 babbalucci’s Bar
babbalucci is warm and inviting, evoking a harmonious vibe
with antique lighting, exposed brick and works by Harlem-based folk artist David Von Kittelberger, who designed the restrooms. There is an original curated soundtrack by
Harlem-based musician Jose Cotto (JacBrainchild).
Restroom design and artwork by David Von Kittelberger
Restroom design and artwork by David Von Kittelberger
babbalucci is open for lunch and dinner.
Weekend brunch begins (July 18/19) and Aperitivo (July 20).
View the babbalucci press kit here.

babbalucci Restaurant

331 Lenox Avenue
(b/w 126 & 127 Streets)
Lunch, Mon-Fri 11:00am-4:00pm
Dinner, Sun-Wed 4:00pm-11:00pm/Thurs-Sat til 12:00am
Aperitivo, Mon-Fri 6:00pm-8:00pm
Brunch, Weekends 11:00am-4:00pm