Above: From the materia prima to the mise-en-place, Chef Andrew Carmellini’s cooking at Locanda Verde is authentic trattoria-style Italian, all the way.

“Mr. Carmellini’s talent demands a bigger stage, and luckily for both him and us, Locanda Verde came along,” wrote Frank Bruni, restaurant critic for the New York Times when Chef Carmellini opened his superb Locanda Verde on Franklin in Tribeca downtown (Robert de Niro is a partner in the restaurant).

Chef Carmellini and his team have never lost sight of their original mission to deliver authentic trattoria-style cooking to Manhattan-bound lovers of fine great Italian cuisine.

“We have a 100 bottle all Italian list put together by Josh Nadel,” write the editors of the restaurant’s website. And no bottle costs more than $150.

Check out this awesome 2013 profile of Josh by Lettie Teague for the Wall Street Journal.

Two of those bottles on Josh’s list are Barone Pizzini.

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