From Our Editors
Chef Joe Aiello is no stranger to high-profile cooking. His former restaurant in New York served as the exclusive caterer for the likes of Good Morning America, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, and American Express. Now settled across the country, Aiello teams up with his wife, Myrah, to craft a traditional menu of lemony veal, wine-kissed chicken, and pastas tossed with enticing ingredients such as pancetta, caramelized onions, sea scallops, and egg yolks. Below an enormous wrought-iron chandelier, a bar area boasts a smooth granite bar flanked by an impressive stone wall and a grouping of eager rock climbers. Joe and Myrah can often be seen in the open kitchen or in the dining room, entertaining guests with tombola—an Italian bingo-style game that Joe's beloved Nana used to play. Their daughters, Mimi and Isabelle, are also frequently on hand to escort diners to the outdoor patio or unwrap straws that may enhance the flavor of Italian wine.