With Summer Restaurant Week under way, there are a plethora of options for money savvy New Yorkers looking to be wined and dined at some of Manhattan’s finest; all while being able to save a few bucks on the side for those increasing subway fares. Aside from the list of bi-annual restaurant specials that we have come to appreciate, there’s a deal not found on the beaten path that is highly worth mentioning.
Lusso, one of Soho’s Italian cuisine newcomers, is currently offering $3 glasses of sangria every night weekly as well as 50% off all bottles of wine every Wednesday through the month of July (and hopefully continuing assuming it’s bringing in more bodies through the door). *Keep yourself posted on other deals the Italian eatery is offering via their Facebook page… last month they offered half off your tables entire tab!
If Lusso had been in business in 1955, a modern version of Lady and the Tramp might have had the amorous canine couple kissing over the Soho spot’s rabbit-laden pepper Papardelle with blackberry and arugula.
The new Italian-inspired restaurant, after extensive revamping by freshman owner Michael Carpinillo, offers the inventive work of former Suba chef Bruce Dillon. And while many dishes are recognizable in title, their disparate ingredients add some zest to Italy’s classic meals. For example, Dillon crowns the meaty red Sunday Sauce on his rigatoni with the white silkiness of fonduta, playing War of the Roses with a typical Italian Sunday night meal.