Thursday, May 4, 2017

A quick look at Fiaschetteria Pistoia on 11th Street

[EVG photo from March]

Been meaning to note the arrival (in early February!) of Fiaschetteria Pistoia, which serves Tuscan cuisine at 647 E. 11th St. near Avenue C.

Now seems like a good time. Yesterday, Eater critic Robert Sietsema gave it very positive notices. As he notes, "this improbably located spot was founded by Emanuele Bugiani, whose family owns Fiaschetteria La Pace in Pistoia, a trattoria 30 kilometers northwest of Florence."

A few excerpts:

The most purely Tuscan pasta is a broad noodle here called by its generic name of maccheroni in a chunky wild-boar sauce. All are quite fantastic...


The décor at this restaurant might be termed East Village rustic, including the usual rickety tables, tin ceilings, and crumbling walls, forming the local equivalent, I suppose, of a rural osteria in the Tuscan countryside. Posters of canned food products dating from the 60s adorn the walls, perhaps the work of some Italian Andy Warhol. In the back corner is a pasta-making machine, and one of the cooks frequently steps out of the kitchen to tend it, making pastas that, if not all Tuscan, are uniformly delicious.

You can never go wrong with a classic Tuscan dish: Spaghetti Chitarra with Pomarola. #FiaschetteriaPistoia

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The restaurant is open Tuesday-Sunday from 6-11 p.m.

This space was previously home to Matilda then I Coppi Di Matilda.


Gojira said...

Walked by here last week and wondered about the name change, thought maybe this was a new iteration but I guess not. Sorry to see Maristella and Lorella go, I always liked I Coppi di Matilda; hell, I still miss the original I Coppi. Best of luck to you, ladies, wherever you wind up.

Anonymous said...

When I order spaghetti, I ask for a pound or half a pound, depending. That tweet looks like one good twirl, maybe two?