Lilia, the anticipated new restaurant from chef Missy Robbins, is now open in North Williamsburg, focusing on the lighter side of Italian cooking.
“Italian cooking runs the gamut, from hearty ragouts to cured meats and recipes passed on for generations.” Robbins said. “In preparing to open Lilia, I realized that some of my favorite dishes were the simplest and lightest—the simply grilled fish, the classic pastas where the ingredients are the stars, the roasted vegetables.”
Robbins offers takes on Italian classics like a Cacio e Pepe Fritelle; Pappardelle with Veal Bolognese, Porcini, and Nutmeg; and Grilled Clams, Calabrian Chili, & Breadcrumbs.
A small takeout cafe, open daily at 7 a.m., will serve housemade pastries, frittatas, and sweet and savory focaccia. Afternoons will feature pastries, cookies, sandwiches, soft serve gelato, until 5 p.m. when the space becomes an intimate cocktail bar.
567 Union Ave. (at N. 10th Street)