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Upscale Italian Restaurant Brings the Hamptons to TriBeCa

By Irene Plagianos and Julie Shapiro  on June 14, 2013 1:38pm  | Updated on June 14, 2013 1:51pm

TRIBECA — A taste of the Hamptons is moving into TriBeCa.

Tutto Il Giorno, an Italian restaurant with locations in Sag Harbor and Southampton, is opening a new outpost at 114 Franklin St., the owners announced this week.

The eatery will seat 150 and will serve upscale Italian cuisine, including an appetizer of grilled prawns, baby spinach and sesame vinaigrette ($21) and a main course of grilled New York strip steak, rustic fries, rainbow kale and green peppercorn sauce ($39).

The $15 drink menu features the Tutto Spritz with Prosecco, Aperol and a lemon twist, along with a Blood Orange "Mark"arita with Espolon tequila, fresh lime, simple syrup and blood orange juice.

The 3,470-square-foot space, between West Broadway and Church Street, previously housed Theater Bar.

When owner and manager Maurizio Marfoglia presented his plans to Community Board 1's Tribeca Committee last Wednesday night, a couple of neighbors voiced concerns that the new Tutto Il Giorno would host a party scene, noting that a magazine profile had mentioned late-night dancing on the tables at the Sag Harbor location.

Marfoglia didn't deny the table dancing but promised that there would be no wild parties in TriBeCa.

"That’s a different place, with a different crowd [in Sag Harbor], and South Hampton is a much quieter restaurant,” he said.

"We’re a fine dining, but casual Italian place," he continued. "We try to serve good food — this is not a party place."

Marfoglia said he planned to install sound insulation, stop serving alcohol at midnight and close by 1 a.m.

CB1's Tribeca Committee voted unanimously to give advisory support to the liquor license. The State Liquor Authority will make a final decision on the license.

Construction on the Franklin Street space has not yet begun, and the opening date for Tutto Il Giorno has not been set.

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