Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina is a true delight for all the senses. The large industrial space inside Chelsey Market has been transformed into a shrine to pasta: hanging from the ceiling are 400 cheese graters collected from Italian flea markets, hundreds of hand-made pots and pans, and, on the exposed brick wall, Mr. Giovanni Rana’s red vintage motorbike. But, what will really catch your eye are the rows and rows of pasta of all colors, shapes, and sizes. You can take it home or eat it on the spot, since this is a full-service restaurant, and fresh pasta is made daily in its on-site Pasta Studio. They use many imported regional and rare Italian products to give their dishes distinctive, original flavors.
Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011, website, Phone: 212-370-0975 Photo: Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina
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