Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

Please note that the meal was complimentary. However, the opinions expressed in my blog are 100% my own! 

 Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

Located on Bleecker in the heart of Greenwich Village, Romagna Ready 2 Go is an amazing restaurant where Chef and owner Lorenzo Lorenzi serves authentic Italian food straight from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. Chef Lorenzi designed the restaurant, that is divided in two main areas: the dining room, with its brick walls and various tools hanging there, as well as the covered garden interestingly decorated with things like his grandfather’s original racing bicycle painted with the colors of the Italian flag, an every day reminder of his home country and his family.

 Dining room at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

Dining room at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

 Table at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

Table at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

 Tools hanging from the walls of the dining room at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

Tools hanging from the walls of the dining room at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

 Covered garden at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

Covered garden at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

 Bicycle at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

Bicycle at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

 Tools hanging from the walls of the dining room at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

Tools hanging from the walls of the dining room at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

Food wise, we were there for a treat, with specialties that transported us, for a moment, to Italy. We started off with the rimini piadine, a traditional flatbread from the Emilia-Romagna region, simply made with white flour, olive oil, salt and water. This was like a sandwich made with prosciutto, arugula and stracchino cheese. It not only looked fantastic, but was succulent: the ingredients tasted fresh, there was a nice amount of prosciutto and that bread was spectacular, slightly crispy. I could definitely eat this every day (they have 22 different choices of piadina)!

 Rimini piadina at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

Rimini piadina at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

The second appetizer was the bruschetta al pomodoro, that is tomato, garlic, oregano and olive oil on a toasted slice of bread. A classic perfectly executed.

 Bruschetta al pomodoro at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

Bruschetta al pomodoro at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

 Bruschetta al pomodoro at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

Bruschetta al pomodoro at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

Then came the pasta course, all homemade. First was the Lasagna della Nonna or Grandma's lasagna, probably one of the best lasagna I had in a while. The pasta itself was delicious, with no need for a knife to cut through. And then, there was a generous amount of meat and sauce. 

 Lasagna della Nonna at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

Lasagna della Nonna at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

The next pasta course was the panzerotti al porcini, a sort of ravioli that looks like a calzone, stuffed with mushrooms and served with a cream that has a hint of truffle (I guess oil). It was another hit: first, when the dish came, we could smell the truffle. And then, the first bite was divine, giving a rush of mushroom flavors. The panzerotti itself was sublime, perfectly cooked and soft, even on the edges that I find sometimes a bit hard.

 Panzerotti al porcini at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

Panzerotti al porcini at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

 Panzerotti al porcini at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

Panzerotti al porcini at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

The last dish was the octopus alla griglia spruzzato all'aceto balsamico di Modena or octopus broiled and grilled with a secret balsamic vinegar sauce. The octopus looked fantastic and was well cooked, being not rubbery at all. It was good, but I thought that the vinegar overpowered a bit the dish.

 Octopus at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

Octopus at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

 Octopus at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

Octopus at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

To accompany the meal, I got a glass of Sangiovese Doc Le More 2014:

 Sangiovese Doc Le More 2014 at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

Sangiovese Doc Le More 2014 at Romagna Ready 2 Go in Greenwich Village, NYC

We left full and satisfied after a fantastic meal. Chef Lorenzi is truly talented and serves and amazing food in a setting that will make you forget that you are in the heart of Manhattan.

Enjoy (I did)!

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