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Francesca’s Trattoria Not to be confused with Francesca’s Restaurants, this trattoria is celebrating Father’s day with a buffet from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on June 18.
Maffucci wanted the design to match an Italian trattoria format, where food is simple and seasonal.
The trattoria also dishes up folded pizzas, known as panuozzo in Italy.
Shortly after lunch on a cold December morning in 1956, a trio of New York City detectives stepped out the back door of the copper-domed police headquarters looming like a dirty gray temple above the tenements and trattorias of Little Italy.
By night, the pedestrian-friendly town offers plenty of diversions, from galleries and boutiques to a cowboy bar and restaurants, including the hotel’s own Italian trattoria, Glorietta.
Anyone who wants to know what really makes an authentic cacio e pepe or carbonara (starchy pasta water, not cream) knows it’s worth sacrificing another day in the Vatican to join the locals in the trattorias of Testaccio and the Jewish Ghetto.
Il Sogno Osteria: Chef Andrew Weissman’s elegant take on trattoria fare features such dishes as risotto with black squid ink and branzino al cortoccio (sea bass with potatoes and capers).
The food, like the trattoria itself, was no-frills: no special sauces, no fancy garnishes, no clever twists on classics.
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Did You Know?
In Italian, "trattore" is the word for an innkeeper or restaurant owner. That word derives from the Old French verb traitier, which means "to treat" and is related to the Latin tractare, meaning "to drag about, handle, or deal with." "Trattoria," which first appeared in English in 1832, is one of several words that have entered our language to refer to a kind of specialized eatery - in this case, one that specializes in Italian cuisine. Others that have come later include "bistro" (from French, 1921), "brasserie" (from French, 1864), and "taqueria" (from Mexican Spanish, 1982).
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