Leonelli Taberna-Torta di Limone
The Facts
NAME: Leonelli Taberna
IT'S: A Roman-inspired trattoria inside The Evelyn hotel in Nomad

25-06-2018

OPENED: June 25th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Jonathan Benno
DID YOU KNOW: Chef Benno has always wanted to open a restaurant in New York's Nomad neighborhood
LOCATION: Nomad
ADDRESS: 7 E 27th St, NY 10016
CLOSEST SUBWAY: 28 St
OPENING TIMES: Daily 5pm-11pm (bar until 1am)
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 212-451-9495
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
RESERVATIONS: Yes

Leonelli Taberna

OPENED1032 DAYS AGO

A Roman-inspired trattoria, Leonelli Taberna, arrives inside Nomad’s newly designed hotel The Evelyn.

Leonelli Taberna is brought to you by acclaimed chef Jonathan Benno, who has worked at the country’s most sought-after fine dining restaurants, including Per Se and Lincoln Ristorante. Benno counts Daniel Boulud, Tom Calicchio and Thomas Keller as his mentors, and now it’s finally time for a solo project – Leonelli Taberna. We say “project”, because the restaurant comes with an accompanying cocktail bar and lounge, while an Italian bakery and café (named accordingly: Leonelli Focacceria e Pasticceria) will be opening in the next few weeks – stay tuned…

Leonelli Taberna - Trippa alla Romana

The Spot:

Leonelli Taberna honors the space it resides in, featuring the hotel’s Art Deco design with a 20th century Jazz Age vibe. The word ‘leonelli’ takes inspiration from the three lion head figures lining the façade of The Evelyn, while the concept of a taberna is based on the long-standing markets in Rome.

Leonelli Taberna - food spread

The Food:

The food at Leonelli Taberna combines traditional Italian cuisine with the city’s local produce, including dishes such as “Trippa alla Romana” (honeycomb tripe with tomatoes and pecorino romano); spaghetti carbonara croquette; gnocchi with braised oxtail; and sea bream with brown butter. Dessert is definitely not an afterthought, brought to you by pastry chef Lindsey Bittner (of Gramercy Tavern and Le Bernardin). Offering a rotating selection of seasonal specials, current options include “torta di limone” with strawberry sorbet and “tartufo” with both hazelnut gelato and cherry sorbet.

Leonelli Taberna - pasta

The Drinks:

Leonelli Taberna offers an extensive selection of Italian wines and classic cocktails (think the Americano and Spritz), as well as Prosecco-based cocktails with fruit purées and Italian liquor.

The Damage:

Prices are yet to be announced.

Leonelli Taberna - Italian treats

In a Nutshell:

Leonelli Taberna is the kind of place that takes you on a trip to Italy in one day, especially once the bakery and café opens – you’ll be starting your day with a focaccia sandwich for breakfast, enjoying pasta and fine Italian wines come afternoon, before finishing your culinary travels with cocktails in the lounge.

If you’re looking for other great places to eat and drink in New York, take a look at our interactive map with the city’s best new restaurants and bars. 

Featured image: Leonelli Taberna

The Facts
NAME: Leonelli Taberna
IT'S: A Roman-inspired trattoria inside The Evelyn hotel in Nomad

25-06-2018

OPENED: June 25th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Jonathan Benno
DID YOU KNOW: Chef Benno has always wanted to open a restaurant in New York's Nomad neighborhood
LOCATION: Nomad
ADDRESS: 7 E 27th St, NY 10016
CLOSEST SUBWAY: 28 St
OPENING TIMES: Daily 5pm-11pm (bar until 1am)
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 212-451-9495
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
RESERVATIONS: Yes

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