Accademia di Vino Broadway
East Side trattoria/wine hub Accademia di Vino has opened a second location—this one on the Upper West Side. Pretty fitting: Co-owners Anthony Mazzola and chef-partner Kevin Garcia are also behind nearby UWS stalwart 'Cesca. Also fitting: That whole "accademia" part—the place is a veritable master class on wine, with a 500-bottle-deep program that skews 95 percent Italian, and, Mazzola adds, "We might put more American and international [wines] in the mix eventually." (The original Accademia has 900 wines. We got drunk just writing that.) Like its East Side sibling, the food's mostly small plates and affordable—nothing tops $25—and includes new bites like a LaFrieda hanger steak with braised red cabbage, and homemade tagliatelle with veal bolognese ("The spirit of Sicily, where my parents are from," Mazzola says). In homage to the space's previous occupant, Docks Oyster Bar, Accademia will be serving a daily seafood special, from grilled prawns to shellfish stew.