UPPER EAST SIDE — The restaurant that hungry Upper West Siders turn to when they need their cured Italian meat fix has opened an Upper East Side outpost.
Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto, whose West 73rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue location regularly makes Eater's list of New York's 38 "essential" restaurants, opened at 903 Madison Ave. and East 72nd Street on Monday.
While its west side sister specializes in small plates of smoked and aged meats, the east side location will offer full size portions and a menu that spotlights Italy's culinary history, according to a press release.
Signature dishes will include Lucchese Ravioli, Controfiletto di Maiale al Profumo di Rosmarino (Rosemary Scented Pork Chops), and Cuscusso di Mare (Mixed Seafood Couscous). Diners will also be able to take home a taste of the restaurant by buying cured meats at a market counter inside the Madison Avenue restaurant.
To find inspiration for the menu at the new location, head Chef Cesare Casella took the restaurant's chefs on a tour of seven Italian cities including Rome, Florence, San Gimignano, ParmaMantova, Milano and Bergamo.
"At our new salumeria, we will be providing the East Side community with an upscale menu of classic Italian foods inspired by Tuscan cuisine," Casella said in a release. "I'm thrilled to be able to add modern twists to these Italian dishes."