Caffe Morini & Enoteca will serve small plates at 216 Lafayette St.
Attorneys are asking a judge to overrule an SLA decision that would likely prevent Morini from growing.
Altamarea Group will continue to push for an expansion of the SoHo hot spot, a spokesman said.
An expansion of chef Michael White's restaurant Osteria Morini got the thumbs-down.
Michael White, known for haute Italian cuisine, will serve up American food in TriBeCa.
Summer Restaurant Week starts July 11 and runs through July 24.
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