Photo by Teddy Wolff
Located around the corner from its beloved West Village predecessor, L’Artusi, a neighborhood favorite for 13 years, is the new casual Italian wine bar and restaurant, b’artusi.
Led by Executive Chef Joe Vigorito (Via Carota) – who also helped see L’Artusi through all the challenges brought on by the pandemic – b’artusi is an intimate gathering place for the community they called home for over a decade. Designed by Carpenter + Mason, the 40-seat space offers a bar and table with black and white checkerboard floors and warm green accents to create a cozy atmosphere.
“We wanted to be faithful and respectful to what we created at L’Artusi 13 years ago,” explains Kevin Garry, the former general manager of L’artusi who became part owner and now owner of b ‘artusi. “To us our brand is distinctly West Village and delivers food and drink with integrity – b’artusi had to be a natural evolution of what we created down the block.”
Together, Garry and Chef Vigorito created the succinct menu of small plates inspired by the most sought-after entrees from their first restaurant.
With all the plates designed to be shareable, tables can order crudos like black bass ceviche with melon and basil mixed with Calabrian pepper; or the wagyu tartare with capers and shallots. Or opt for the insalate e zuppe combination of a chopped Sicilian salad with veal meatball soup; or roast chicken with Italian kale wedding soup.
Additional offerings include lamb meatballs nestled in a spicy tomato sauce with hazelnuts and salsa verde; Apulian toast to soak in white wine shell broth; and a short rib braised in red wine with mozzarella pasta. Dessert options are hot spicy pear crostata, pb & j pie, classic affogato and more.
Led by Anncherie Saludo, the beverage program features an Italian wine list focused on France with a particular focus on female winegrowers and smaller or family-run wineries. House cocktails are also available like Eleven AM (vermouth, aperitif wine, prosecco) or Reigning Queens (gin, elderflower liqueur, lime), as well as non-alcoholic options like jasmine and grapefruit tonic.
B’artusi is now open for lunch and dinner from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 1:00 a.m. Friday through Saturday at 520 Hudson Street.Entrances only.
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