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 inspired 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, 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 Mozarella 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 giardinera ($27) and the Steak with roasted peppers and beans ($34).