Here are a couple of descriptions of the restaurant, courtesy of Grub Street:
A small, 50-seat restaurant nestled in an artsy neighborhood somewhere in the New York area. A long rectangle tucked inside an old building… It has been open for about eight years….Thereâ€™s a large window in the front.
All signs point to yes.
â€œFluvio,â€ is an ex-chef in his late forties. He is married (once divorced). He opened a second restaurant about two years ago, and then another.
Chef-owner Rossano Giannini opened a second restaurant in Larchmont in 2006, but it has since closed.
Â The menu features … spaghetti pomodoro.. (and) Itâ€™s â€œfamousâ€ for its rack of wild boar.
Well, not rack of wild boar, but it’s famous for its papardelle with cinghiale â€” or wild boar.
The Bistro was briefly identified after Russell Crowe visited it and a fan site revealed its name. However, the Waiter promptly convinced the site to edit out the name.
Hmmm. Russell Crowe? Lived in Nyack for a time. And then there’s this post, “Holy Shit, It’s Alice Baldwin!” The watier lists the other celebs he’s served:
Rich Little, Rosie Oâ€™Donnell, Bjork, Meryl Streep, William Hurt., Larry Mullen (from U2), Ellen Burstyn, Barry Bostwick, Alan Ruck, Joseph Bologna, Jack Klugman, Toni Morrison, William Baldwin, Judith Regan, and a bunch of notables whose names escape me.
Hmm? Those names sound awful familiar to Rocklanders, don’t they?
The blog describes the sous chef as being from Lucca; in fact, Rossano Giannini is from Lucca.
Still not sure? Well maybe you’ll recognize Steve himself? There’s a photo of him along with this interview in today’s NY Post.Â