Serafina Rolls out the Red Carpet for its Rivington Street Opening

Posted November 29, 2016 at 5:10 am

It doesn’t get much tackier than this. Last night, Serafina literally rolled out the red carpet and photo backdrop for the opening of its Lower East Side location at 98 Rivington Street. Drum-and-bass music kept the crowd of insiders (not of the neighborhood) at bay. Also, note the “cocktails and pizza” neon lettering which seems […]

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Is Serafina Angling to Open a Lower East Side Locale on Ludlow Street?

Posted March 25, 2016 at 5:00 am

Looks like another heavy-hitter is stepping up to the proverbial plate in Hell Square. In keeping with the tradition of Italian restaurants at 98 Rivington Street, it appears Serafina is the latest suitor for the commercial space. You read right. Serafina. The April docket of nightlife hopefuls is hot off the Community Board 3 presses. […]

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After 16 Months, Galli Restaurant on Rivington Street Wants to Cash Out

Last modified February 11, 2016 at 2:24 pm

Sixteen months after debut, the Lower East Side outpost of Galli Restaurant is apparently on the rocks. Just like Rouge Wine Bar down the block. Proprietor Michael Forrest, the Board Chair of the Lower East Side Partnership (nee BID) who also happens to own 98 Rivington Street, just placed the space on the open market. Listings to […]

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Galli Restaurant is Probably 2 Weeks from Debuting at Former inoteca Space

Posted October 10, 2014 at 6:07 am

The ‘inoteca replacement in Hell Square is close to completion. Word on the street is that Galli is just a couple weeks from debuting at 98 Rivington Street. Herewith, a shot of the interior, still under protective shrink wrap, so to speak. As for the menu, the song remains the same. Restaurant co-owner Michael Forrest […]

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Galli Restaurant Opening Really Soon in the Old ‘inoteca Space

Posted September 12, 2014 at 5:51 am

The Lower East Side lost ‘inoteca back in February, a sad finale for a local standby. Co-owners Jason Denton and chef Eric Kleinman had suddenly decided to end their decade-long rule at the northwest corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets. Their swan-song included a week-long wine bottle binge that culminated on February 10. Rather than […]

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SoHo’s Galli Restaurant Expanding Into Former ‘inoteca Space on Rivington

Posted March 24, 2014 at 6:05 am

That Misrahi Realty sign attached to the old ‘inoteca storefront is a misnomer. Building owner Michael Forrest apparently has other plans for the restaurant space. To answer your question, yes, it involves food and drink. Like its predecessor, it’ll be another Italian joint. We can now report that a second outpost of Galli Restaurant is […]

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‘inoteca Space on Rivington Now Officially Leasing

Posted March 10, 2014 at 6:08 am

In case the reality hasn’t quite set in yet, just scope out the corner of Ludlow and Rivington. Where ‘inoteca held court for the previous eleven years, today is a dormancy. Cronies from Misrahi Realty bolted the leasing sign to the one-story brickwork Friday evening. According to the the placard, the landlord is seeking either […]

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The Final Hours of ‘inoteca at Ludlow and Rivington

Posted February 10, 2014 at 11:04 am

‘inoteca was a delicious, no-frills Italian restaurant at 98 Rivington Street. It dutifully served the neighborhood from 2003 until its sudden closing this past Saturday evening. We had been hearing rumors of its demise for about a year, but the news was no less surprising. For the week leading up to closure, ‘inoteca tried its […]

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‘inoteca’s Clarion Call to Drink 1,300 Bottles of Wine Before its Closure Saturday

Posted February 7, 2014 at 6:03 am

‘inoteca is scheduled to close down after business Saturday, but it still needs help draining some 1,300 bottles of wine. Owner Jason Denton took to Reddit for his clarion call to all “NYC winos” to swing by the restaurant for a taste. There’s probably some really good shit down in that basement. First come, first […]

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‘inoteca Closing Down After Service on Saturday

Posted February 5, 2014 at 6:08 am

Lower East Side treasure ‘inoteca will be closing down after service on Saturday. The Italian restaurant held down the northwest corner of Ludlow and Rivington for almost eleven years. Jason Denton and chef Eric Kleinman announced the sad news yesterday, saying that they were “returning the space to our landlord.” Our reasons to visit Hell […]

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