— DOWNTOWN —
Paolo & Antonia Alavian
After 22 years, Paolo Alavian closed his iconic Soho restaurant Savore. He reopened it as Altesi Downtown, an outpost of Altesi Madison, his Upper East Side townhouse favorite. Locally sourced seasonal ingredients are used in traditional Italian dishes, which are served alongside small plates including salumi and cheese platters served on cutting boards, panini and pizza from the wood-fired oven.
Like its sister restaurant, Altesi Downtown offers aperitivo (cocktails served with hors d'oeuvres) and A2GO - a lunchbox-style selection of panini, water or soda, and cookies.