Delicious Debut: Tre Stelle
Monday, September 24, 2012 at 12:03 PM | Amanda Mactas
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New York always has Italian restaurants popping up, one more average than the next. That's why it's a breath of fresh air to dine at Tre Stelle, the new Italian restaurant located in the Flatiron District. This resto takes a departure from the norm with a classic, rich design, featuring Italian artwork by Andrea Rusin, modern oversized hanging lamps, and a unique slotted wooden garage door that separates the bar from the dining area and can be used to create a private event space. There is even outdoor dining available. 

Once you are sure-to-be impressed by the decor, get ready to be wowed by the edibles. The menu boasts delicious pastas, meats and fish, with real standouts like the Gnocchi con Pomodoro Fresco Gamberi e Salsa di Mandorle (Gnocchi with fresh tomatoes and shrimp in almond sauce) and Pulpo con Mango Uva e Basilico Fresco (Octopus salad with mango, grapes, and basil). To top it off, Chef Stefano Ferro is also adamant about bringing lighter and healthier dishes to his clientele. There are no creams in any of the dishes, sunflower oil is used for frying, and the chef uses extra virgin olive oil of Liguria, Italy (his native town). Make sure to check out their complimentary aperitivo and happy hour, as well! 

Like any Italian, no one is quite satisfied unless there is a sufficiently good drink to pair with your pastas, and luckily, you won't be disappointed in this department, either. The full bar includes 15 bottles of wine, most of which are Italian, and a handful of beers, including Baladin and Menabrea. Their specialty cocktails are a big crowd-pleaser, with unique flavors such as the Kiwi and Apple Martini (fresh muddled kiwi, Don Q rum, touch of apple liqueur) and the Porno Star Martini, which is simply described as 'the best cocktail for excellence.' 

So grab a friendly face to join you for an intimate and delightfully filling experience at this new pasta palace before it gets too crowded!



Tags: italian restaurant, flatiron, gramercy, andrea rusin, gnocchi, stefano ferro, porno star martini, joonbug, Delicious Debuts, tre stelle, new york city, italian