Status: Opens tonight
Over the weekend RivaBella, the new 8,000-square-foot Tuscan farmhouse-inspired restaurant from industry vets IDG (Katana, BOA) and chef Gino Angelini (Angelini Osteria), welcomed in friends for mock service. And tonight, at 5:30 p.m., half of the former Hamburger Hamlet officially reopens doors with a Studio Collective-designed indoor/outdoor aesthetic and ingredient-driven Italian fare made popular by Angelini at his quintessential Angelini Osteria. A tba Asian concept will move into the remainder of the building.
Some of the plates served at RivaBella were perfected at Angelini Osteria like the Lasagne Nonna Elvira, but many dishes are completely new such as saffron tagliatelle and prosciutto ragu, chicken liver pate with marinated cannellini beans, and squid ink crab ravioli with sea beans and lobster sea urchin sauce. Lunch service commences tomorrow and hours of operation run Monday to Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch; Sunday to Monday 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday 5:30 to 11:30 p.m., and Friday to Saturday 5:30 to midnight for dinner. The bar opens daily at 5 p.m.
Additional Reading: Coming Attractions, 1/30; Empire Builders, 8/30; Plywood Report, 10/4; Eater Tracking, 11/20