Tutto Il Giorno in TriBeCa

 Tutto Il Giorno in TriBeCa, NYC

Tutto Il Giorno in TriBeCa, NYC

Located across from the New York Academy of Art, Tutto Il Giorno is an all Italian restaurant serving Southern Italian cuisine, cooked by Chef Nicolas Reisini, a Northeastern native. I thought it was a small place for two reasons: first, by looking at the facade and second, because of the lack of spots for reservation on Opentable, the few times we tried to go there. I was wrong: it is a fairly big place, long, with high ceilings and a minimalist decor, that celebrates nature.

 Dining room at Tutto Il Giorno in TriBeCa, NYC

Dining room at Tutto Il Giorno in TriBeCa, NYC

 Dining room at Tutto Il Giorno in TriBeCa, NYC

Dining room at Tutto Il Giorno in TriBeCa, NYC

Food wise, their menu offers many dishes that will satisfy the vegetarian and the non-vegetarian. We started off our meal with Parmigiana, a dish made with eggplant, a robust tomato sauce made with San Marzano tomatoes and provola, a cheese made with cow's milk the same way mozzarella is done, that had a fantastic smokiness. This was definitely a great way to start and I could easily imagine this dish as an entrée. 

 Parmigiana at Tutto Il Giorno in TriBeCa, NYC

Parmigiana at Tutto Il Giorno in TriBeCa, NYC

But then, the pasta dishes were disappointing. Jodi went for the penne, served with mozzarella, tomato and eggplant.

 Penne at Tutto Il Giorno in TriBeCa, NYC

Penne at Tutto Il Giorno in TriBeCa, NYC

On my side, I chose the rigatoni, made with sweet and hot homemade sausages, peas, touch of cream. 

 Rigatoni at Tutto Il Giorno in TriBeCa, NYC

Rigatoni at Tutto Il Giorno in TriBeCa, NYC

For sure, it was a touch of cream, as well as everything! My dish was dry and I could barely taste the sausages. I was expecting a dish with bold flavors and it fell flat. Jodi's dish was better, but there was definitely more pasta (not enough cooked in my own opinion and don't get me wrong I love al dente pasta), than anything else.

We then hoped to finish on a high note with their tiramisu. Well, we were also disappointed: not enough mascarpone cream too cake-y.

 Tiramisu at Tutto Il Giorno in TriBeCa, NYC

Tiramisu at Tutto Il Giorno in TriBeCa, NYC

I should mention the wine that was very good: a Tutti Il Giorno Montepulciano 2013.

 Glass of Montepulciano at Tutto Il Giorno in TriBeCa, NYC

Glass of Montepulciano at Tutto Il Giorno in TriBeCa, NYC

We left quite disappointed. I really thought that this place was amazing, having heard good things about it. I thought that it was pricey and the food just ok. For Italian in TriBeCa, I surely prefer Max or Petrarca Cuccina e Vino. That is where I would go back!

Enjoy (I did)!

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