Little Chitaly Gets Civetta, the Mott, and Travertine in July (Plus, the Mott’s Menu)

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Photo: Daniel Maurer

Last night found Sfoglia’s new Nolita project, Civetta, finally stepping into friends-and-family mode. Leave your e-mail address with the hostess and you’ll be informed of an exact opening date (or just stay tuned to these pages), but right now it’s sometime after July 4. Meanwhile a couple of blocks away, Emma Cleary’s project, the Mott, was also finally hosting a crowd, albeit a private one. Reservations are available on OpenTable starting July 3 — in the meantime, see the menu below. Between this and long-in-the-works Travertine expected to open in late July, Little Chitaly is about to get all scened up.

First Course
Crispy Pork Belly - stone fruits and spring lettuce - 12
Soft Shell Crab Tempura – tartar sauce and frisee - 13
Ricotta Gnocchi – artichokes and pine nuts - 12
Rabbit Terrine – spring ruits and watercress - 12
Warm Potato and Leek Soup – American caviar - 10
Asparagus salad – arugula and prosciutto - 12

Second Course
Pan Seared Cod – cockles, artichokes and piquillo peppers - 22
Roasted Chicken – Yukon gold potatoes and fennel - 19
Seared John Dory – asparagus and sunchoke - 23
Berkshire Pork Chop – broccoli rabe and natural jus - 24
Sea Scallops – haricot vert, cherry tomato, and basil - 24
All-Natural New York Strip – cipollini and asparagus - 26

Dessert
Crème Brulee – lavender - 7
Chocolate Cake – whipped cream - 8
Berry Shortcake – crème fraiche - 8