Michael White’s Fiamma Reboot Will Be Called Costata

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Can you smell the wood smoke tonight? Photo: Patrick McMullan

According to paperwork filed yesterday with the State Liquor Authority, it's looking a lot like Michael White and Ahmass Fakahany's project within the old Fiamma space will be called Costata, which is Italian, essentially, for a specific cut of rib-eye. Could White, who is also opening the Butterfly in Tribeca this spring, be planning an Italian steakhouse? While the restaurateurs confirmed the project last month without divulging too many other details, White's Altamarea group did confirm it had leased three floors of 206 Spring Street, and yesterday's filings indicate there will also be a first-floor bar. Bring on the aperitivos. [SLA, Earlier, Related]