Across the way from Da Silvano on Sixth Ave, Mr. Silvano Marchetto’s daughter has recently opened Scuderia. It’s decidely for a younger generation, with cartoon-y accents in the overall breezy space. Menu items are less expensive than across the street and servers and hosts smile and treat you with courtesy and tact. There’s nothing stuffy about Scuderia and it’s easy to find yourself having a really fun time.
I only got iPhone pics; but this is the dining room.
The food turned out to be pretty tasty. The best of our selection was the pizza – we chose the pesto and pinenut variation. The brioche fish sammy was good but nothing spectacular and we felt the kitchen had really skimped on the grilled vegetables. The thing is, the service was so pleasant and the space so nice (save the din, which was inescapable) that I would gladly go back and explore the menu a little more.
One interesting thing I noticed as we were passing our menus back to the waitress were the Scarpe di Scuderia: The Shoes of Scuderia. Leyla Marchetto has collaborated with artist Joshua Peters to make 12-per-season, hand-painted sneaks. Check out the ones he did for her daddy:
Cool? Yes. Worth $895? I don’t know… does it get you free pizza at Scuderia for life?
One last pic to get you really excited to go to Scuderia… The Dish tagged the bathroom! (In chalk)