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Inside San Sabino, N.Y.C.’s New Restaurant From the Don Angie Crew – Robb Report

Inside San Sabino, N.Y.C.’s New Restaurant From the Don Angie Crew – Robb Report


Don Angie is likely one of the hardest tables to get in New York Metropolis. Properly, good luck sneaking into Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli’s follow-up, San Sabino.

The seafood-focused Italian restaurant opened Tuesday simply down the block from the husband-and-wife duo’s red-sauce joint, and it’s definitely a worthy sibling. Rito and Tacinelli are whipping up the hand-made pastas for which they’ve change into recognized (though, no, you’ll be able to’t get that rolled lasagna right here), with Italian-American classics as seen by way of the couple’s trendy lens.

Shrimp parm

Shrimp parm

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It wouldn’t be a seafood restaurant and not using a uncooked and chilled part, so the menu begins off with oysters, crab dip, and scallop crudo. San Sabino’s tackle spicy tuna may simply remind you of the crispy rice model popularized by L.A.’s Katsuya. Right here, although, that crispy rice comes from damaged arancini, a pleasant use for an Italian standby. Rabe furikake and charred scallion crema end off the most effective dishes on the menu.

In fact, you’re most likely coming right here to eat some pasta, with six completely different choices on the opening menu. The lobster triangoli comes bathed in a white vodka sauce, which takes on its extra widespread pink colour when you break into the pillowy pockets of lobster meat. Pasta alle vongole makes use of Manila clams, whereas stuffed farfalle options smoked chili crab. There’s even one thing for the seafood-averse (though you’ll benefit from the expertise way more as a fish eater): Pepperoni carbonara sees hand-rolled ziti dressed with Szechuan peppercorn, and the home manicottini is bathed in Sunday sauce and mini meatballs.

If there’s one dish right here that’ll change into San Sabino’s model of Don Angie’s lasagna, it’s gotta be the shrimp parm—three large head-on U5 prawns slathered in a candy and bitter arrabiata that packs the proper tangy punch. There’s grilled Coho salmon and a breaded steak that’s the cooks’ tackle katsu, but it surely’s the shrimp parm you’re about to be seeing throughout your Instagram and TikTok feeds.

Scottie's Martini

Scottie’s Martini

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The meals is complemented by a drinks menu that offers traditional cocktails San Sabino’s funky spin. The home Martini options garlic-bread vodka made in-house and extra-large olives, whereas the Belmar Particular turns an espresso Martini right into a highball. There are zero-proof choices, in fact, and an intensive checklist of wines by the glass, together with rarer pours akin to a white Nebbiolo.

With all that meals in entrance of you and the somewhat dim lighting, it may be onerous to understand San Sabino’s design, however ensure that to notice the curvilinear bar with a woven jacquard ceiling. If you happen to can’t snag a eating-room desk, one of many 10 bar seats is a somewhat glamorous place to submit up for the night. Simply take care that you just don’t drip any of the bountiful cream or purple sauce in your pretty outfit.

Click on right here to see all the photographs of San Sabino.

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