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When Italy knows about an Italian restaurant in New York, that's a good sign. This is the case with SoHo's San Marino, which in 2013 was featured in an issue of La Tribuna, a newspaper in its namesake city of San Marino, Italy.
The restaurant's owner, Sammy Gashiano, is from nearby Rimini, Italy himself, but his culinary passions embrace the whole northern part of the country. San Marino embraces its Italian roots by importing prosciutto di Parma, preparing fresh, hand-cut pasta, and roasting pizzas within a brick oven. But perhaps more notable are its northern specialties.
Tastes of Northern Italy
|From the Pasta Menu||From the Entree Menu||From the Wine List|
|Traditional risotto made with Italian arborio rice simmered in vegetable broth along with arugula, radicchio, and shrimp||Smoked pork sausages braised with garlic, bay leaves, and black pepper follow a recipe found in Emilia-Romagna||Bottles of amarone from Veneto, barolo from Piemonte, and pinot grigio from Alto Adige represent northern Italy's major winemaking regions|
A Glance Inside
It might be tucked in among the urban bustle of SoHo, but San Marino's interior still manages to conjure up the ambiance of an Italian villa. The main dining room soaks up the sun through an enormous vaulted skylight hung with a graceful chandelier. On walls painted to resemble plaster, a fresco-like mural depicts revelers at a relaxed party, sipping wine, playing music, and arguing over whether there's such a thing as a "soup fork."