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Modeled after the Italian concept of the trattoria, this elegant Gramercy Park restaurant offers seasonally inspired cuisine in a warm, inviting setting. The dining room is minimally outfitted with cherry wood banquettes, shaded sconces and Venetian-style stucco, allowing guests to concentrate on Novita‰Ûªs innovative menu. Decadent starters include Kobe beef carpaccio with rucola, Parmesan and black truffles, while entrÌ©es range from eye-catching black spaghettini with mixed seafood to hearty proteins like slow-braised lamb shank with sautÌ©ed baby spinach and filet mignon with Barolo wine sauce and asparagus. In the summertime, a sidewalk cafÌ© opens in order for patrons to enjoy al fresco dining along the quiet, tree-lined street.