Trattoria Dell'Arte in New York, NY

 Trattoria Dell'Arte in New York, NY

Trattoria Dell'Arte in New York, NY

Located across the street from the Carnegie Hall is Trattoria Dell'Arte, an Italian restaurant that claims to have the largest antipasto bar in the city. 

 Antipasto bar at Trattoria Dell'Arte in New York, NY

Antipasto bar at Trattoria Dell'Arte in New York, NY

The decor is all about art, hence the words Dell'Arte in the name, from the sculptures of body parts to the paintings. After all, Italy is know for its art and the restaurant gives a nice homage to it.

 Dining room at Trattoria Dell'Arte in New York, NY

Dining room at Trattoria Dell'Arte in New York, NY

I went there for lunch and ordered their luncheon menu that offers an appetizer and an entrée for just $27.50. It started of course with the homemade focaccia bread, made with peppers and olives: simply delicious.

 Focaccia at Trattoria Dell'Arte in New York, NY

Focaccia at Trattoria Dell'Arte in New York, NY

A little after, they distributed a prosciutto muffin that was a pretty interesting creation.

 Basket of muffins at Trattoria Dell'Arte in New York, NY

Basket of muffins at Trattoria Dell'Arte in New York, NY

 Prosciutto muffin at Trattoria Dell'Arte in New York, NY

Prosciutto muffin at Trattoria Dell'Arte in New York, NY

With my meal, I went for a not so Italian drink: a coke...I mention it because they serve it right away with a refill, that is a nice attention.

 Coke with refill at Trattoria Dell'Arte in New York, NY

Coke with refill at Trattoria Dell'Arte in New York, NY

For the appetizer, I ordered the sautéed shrimp and scallop.

 Sautéed shrimp and scallop at Trattoria Dell'Arte in New York, NY

Sautéed shrimp and scallop at Trattoria Dell'Arte in New York, NY

The menu was mentioning scallops, in plural, but there was only one, that was well cooked. It was a refreshing dish, although I would have liked more flavor to it.

The entrée I picked was the Italian crab cake with pappardelle pasta.

 Italian crab cake at Trattoria Dell'Arte in New York, NY

Italian crab cake at Trattoria Dell'Arte in New York, NY

It was a delicious dish: the homemade pasta was amazing and the crab cake perfectly done, really tasting of crab, with a big lump of it. I liked the fact that there was a sauce for the crab cake (made with pepper) and one for the pasta, more on the lighter side and complemented with tiny asparagus.

I really enjoyed my meal at Trattoria Dell'Arte: not only delicious, but also elegant. It is a bit pricey though considering that it did not include the drinks or the desserts. Would I go back? Definitely, to try this time the eggplant parmesan or the calf liver.

Enjoy (I did)!

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