CAFE ALTRO PARADISO
Partner’s Ignacio Mattos and Thomas Carter (Estela) opened Café Altro Paradiso on Spring Street, a traditional Italian restaurant inspired by the fresh take on Italian seasonal cooking. The dishes are informed by various regions of Italy, and the menu rotates regularly.
The 80-seat restaurant was designed by architect David M. Sullivan to reflect the old-meets-new philosophy of the menu. White oak tables, high ceilings, a brass topped oak bar, and large windows face Avenue of the Americas. The restaurant also features a partially opened kitchen.
Great service is paired with a bustling atmosphere and delectable menu. Highlights include the Fish Crudo with caper berries and lemon ($17), and the Carpaccio with fried capers, potatoes and aged balsamic ($19). The Mozzarella di Bufala with celery and olio Verde ($18), and the half order of Lasagnette with Beef and porani radu ($24), and Gnocci with raddichio, pancetta, and gorgonzola ($22) are all stand-outs. For entree’s, don’t skip the Pork Milanese with arugula salad and giardiniera ($27), and the Steak with roasted peppers and beans ($34).