First Look at Marcony, Murray Hill’s New Italian Spot

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Photo: Melissa Hom

On Monday, Murray Hill newcomer Marcony grand opens after a week of flying under the radar. Chef-owner Marco Pipolo (formerly a partner at Scalinatella) has given the onetime Prespa space a white-washed makeover inspired by yachting off the isle of Carpi. Pastas like tortellini are made fresh, while others are imported from Naples, and the house specialty is Vin Santo sauce (the dessert-wine sauce tops the boldly unfashionable Chilean sea bass). Check out the bi-level space (soon to be augmented with a twenty-seat outdoor café) and the menu. Italian bottles go from $40 to $90. Lunch is served Monday through Saturday from noon till 3 p.m., and dinner runs from 5 p.m. till 11 p.m.



ANTIPASTI
Parmigiana Di Melanzane
Marcony style Eggplant Parmigiana 121/2

Tagliata Di Tonno
Thin sliced Sesami seared Tuna with Armorini pasta 181/2

Trio Di Profiteroles
Rabe & Sausage, Mushrooms, Zucchini with mint & Ricotta cheese 141/2

Carciofi Alla Giudea
Pan fried baby Artichokes & Micro green salad 131/2

Polipo Alla Griglia
Grilled Octopus with baby Arugula & Fennel salad 121/2

Assaggio Di Mozarrelle
Bufala, Straciatella & Burrata served with Prosciutto Di Parma 161/2

Rissotto Alla Griglia
Grilled Rissotto with melted Italian imported cheeses 141/2

Calamari Alla Luciana
Slowly cooked fresh Tomato ragu with Garlic & Basil 121/2

Cozze Alla Griglia
Grilled mussels with Thyme & Garlic 111/2

INSALATE
Insalata D’Astice
Lobster with Saffron Potatoes, frisee & Truffle dressing 191/2

Insalata Marcony
Baby Spinach with roasted garlic, grilled Scallops & sweet Balsamic dressing 151/2

Insalata Di Pomodorini
Cherry Tomatoes, Celery & Scallions 101/2

Insalata Di Barbabietola
Tricolor Beet salad 121/2

Insalata Classica
Mixed green salad with Heart of Palm, Baby Corn & Cherry Tomato 101/2
Insalata Di Faggiolini
String Beans, Cherry Tomato & red Onions 121/2


PRIMI PIATTI
Spaghetti Alla Chitarra
With fresh Cherry Tomatoes and Basil 151/2

Linguine Alle Vongole
Manila clams & fresh Tomatoes 181/2

Occhi Di Lupo Bolognese
Bolognese sauce with Mushrooms 181/2

Gnocchi Alla Taormina
Tricolor Gnocchi with Sundried tomatoes & Almond Pesto sauce 181/2

Ditaloni Alla Capri
Mix Seafood in a Marinara sauce 191/2

Tortelloni
With Truffle cream sauce 191/2

Ravioli of the Day M/P


PRINCIPALI
Pollo Rollatina
Chicken breast stuffed with Spinach, Smoked Mozzarella, Carrots in a Wine sauce 181/2

Pollo San Marino
Chicken breast, Artichokes, Sundried tomatoes with White Wine & Lemon sauce 171/2

Stinco D’Agnello
Braised Lamb Shank & mashed Potatoes 221/2

Brasato Di Manzo
Baby Short ribs with Barolo sauce & Risotto with Parmigianino 221/2

Costoletta Di Vitello Alla Milanese
Breaded Veal chop with baby Arugula & Cherry Tomatoes 361/2

Scaloppine Alla Marcony
Veal Medallion, Fontina cheese & Prosciutto in a cream Truffle sauce 221/2

Spigola Dell’Atlantico
Chilean Sea Bass with Zucchini, Onions & Tomatoes in a Vinsanto sauce 301/2

Dentice In Crosta
Potato crusted Red Snapper with White Wine & Lemon sauce 281/2

Salmone Alla Griglia
With mix Vegetables, Ginger & Lentils 191/2

Branzino Striato
Striped Sea Bass with Fava beans & Cherry Tomatoes 221/2

Marcony, 184 Lexington Ave., nr. 31st Street; 646-837-6020