Arrosto Coming to Port Chester
Monday, September 27, 2010
With the motto "Be social. Eat well,'' Manhattan restaurateur Godfrey Polistina (Carmine's, Virgil's, Ouest) makes his Westchester debut Arrosto in the site of the former Hostaria Mazzei in Port Chester. The newly renovated space, which will seat 230, has a sleek curved bar and a mix of booths and tables, plus counter seating near the homey centerpiece of the room: a woodburning oven and grill. A back room with a fireplace and white tablecloths will offer a quieter, more romantic atmosphere. There will also be seating for 50 outside, on South Regent Street. The menu is traditional Italian "with a twist," says Polistina, which means an emphasis on farm-to-table with lots of fresh pasta, homemade pizzas, roasted and grilled fish, poultry and meat, and a variety of small plates. A market near the front of the restaurant will offer ready-to-cook versions of items on the menu. Shea Gallante had originally planned to be the chef but he has moved to Ciano, opening in Manhattan this fall. A new chef will be named.
25 S. Regent St., Port Chester. 914-939-7200
taken from the Journal News