First Look: Inside Locanda Verde

Behold the café, inside to the right. These banquettes divide up the room into three sections. Photo: Ben Leventhal

Earlier this afternoon we stopped in at Locanda Verde, the forthcoming casual-Italian restaurant helmed by Andrew Carmellini, to check in on progress. Following the first mock service last night, a staff-only affair, the public opening is now looking likely for the end of next week (reservations are being accepted as of May 26). In the meantime we bring you some construction photos for your anticipatory pleasure.

Locando Lights

Mirrors and more lighting fixtures above the café.Photo: Ben Leventhal

Locando Lights

The surviving detail from Ago: Mr. De Niro's green tile columns.Photo: Ben Leventhal

Earlier: Carmellini to Cook Family Style at Locanda Verde; Plus: the Menu!