Venue Info

Italian chef Lidia Bastianich gave people a sense for her tastes during episodes of PBS's Lidia's Italian Table , and now she feeds them at East Midtown's Felidia's. The dining room is formal and straightforward, all white tablecloths and red chairs, for meals that are just as formal. You should select something from the 'garden' or 'field' categories (toasted bread topped with spicy ricotta and anchovy or a raw artichoke salad) to precede a main from the 'sea' or 'land' sections (roasted octopus with pickled onion or roasted pork chop with soft polenta and a sunnyside-up egg). Pastas are famously delicate, something you'd expect from a chef who's friends with Mario Batali.

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Italian chef Lidia Bastianich gave people a sense for her tastes during episodes of PBS's Lidia's Italian Table , and now she feeds them at East Midtown's Felidia's. The dining room is formal and straightforward, all white tablecloths and red chairs, for meals that are just as formal. You should select something from the 'garden' or 'field' categories (toasted bread topped with spicy ricotta and anchovy or a raw artichoke salad) to precede a main from the 'sea' or 'land' sections (roasted octopus with pickled onion or roasted pork chop with soft polenta and a sunnyside-up egg). Pastas are famously delicate, something you'd expect from a chef who's friends with Mario Batali.