Pagani Opens in West Village

By Amelia Pang, Epoch Times
September 17, 2013 11:04 am Last Updated: September 17, 2013 3:37 pm

NEW YORK—Pagani, a casual, regional Italian restaurant opened in the West Village on Sept. 13. 

The restaurant is located in the former O. Pagani & Bros. music store from 1914, the space has been restored to its late 19th century ambiance. 

Pagani is the latest restaurant opened by Massimo Lusardi.

The menu, created by Executive Chef Mark Barrett (formerly with Tabla and Babbo), offers elegant Italian fare from all regions of the Italian peninsula. 

Starters include White Shrimp with sauted red onion, fennel, Pernod, parsley, and lime ($12); and Warmed Buffalo Mozzarella with radish, herb puree and toasted ciabatta ($9). Pagani’s signature Shredded Kale Salad is topped with pine nuts, black currants, Parmigiano cheese, lemon, and oil ($9). 

Dinner highlights include: Garganelli Pasta, made with whole wheat, spicy sausage, spinach, red onion and tomato sauce ($19); Prince Edward Island Mussels, made with fregola, currants, tomato or champagne broth, fresh herb and bread crumbs ($17.50); and Veal Shoulder, made with potato purée, broccoli rabe, with slow roasted wild mushrooms ($25).

Mixologist Sean McClure (formerly with Craft and Daniel) consulted on a menu of cocktails. By request, guests can be escorted down to Pagani’s wine cellar, where they can select their own bottle to pair with their meal.

A rotating selection of 15 Italian wines are offered daily by the glass or quartino. An array of domestic and imported beers are available on draft and by the bottle.

289 Bleecker St. (at 7th Ave. South)

Full dinner menu from 5 p.m.–1 a.m. daily
Brunch and lunch hours to come.