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The gist: When you spot the luxurious shades of deep green on the block of Bleecker St. between West 10th and Christopher, you know you’ll have arrived at Saint Theo’s. This Italian-inspired restaurant from Kyle Hotchkiss Carone’s Grand Tour Hospitality (American Bar) and executive chef Ashley Rath (The Grill, Santina, Dirty French) opened last summer and serves a menu highlighting flavors of Venice and the Italian coast. In addition to housemade pasta and seafood, scope out a dedicated section of Venetian cicchetti as snacks to enjoy with your first round of drinks. Also, get ready for some celebrity sightings given Carone’s extensive rolodex (he worked for the likes of hoteliers André Balazs and Sean MacPherson). The restaurant recently just debuted their next-door watering hole, Venice Bar, which seats 20 guests and features aperitivo cocktails and small bites.
The food: Varieties of cicchetti include Breaded Beef Meatballs with fig jus; Funghi Fritti with anchovy emulsion; and Fried Sardines with raisins and pine nuts. Appetizers include Tuna Crudo, Beef Carpaccio, and the signature Roasted Oysters in parsley-pesto broth with charred bread. Choose from pasta like the popular Ricotta Gomiti with Calabrian chili oil and Pappardelle with boar ragu. Entrees include Branzino with salsa verde, mint, and basil; Lamb Chops with pickled mushrooms and onions agrodolce; Risotto with grilled radicchio; Scallops in Cartoccio with baby fennel; and Butter Chicken with garlic and parsley. Signature cocktails include the Death In Venice with mezcal and calabrian-chili tincture; and the Viridian Green with bourbon and artichoke liqueur.