In the pantheon of clichéd holiday gifts, the food basket is up there with the fruitcake and the bacon-of-the-month club. Which is why we asked four great chefs and one cocktail whiz—Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi of Torrisi ItalianShow More Summary
Mario Carbone, Jeff Zalaznick, and Rich Torrisi — owners of ZZ’s Clam Bar — are apparently not fans of Adam Platt, New York’s restaurant critic. While dining at the Greenwich Village location, Platt was greeted by a bouncer, who promptly bounced him. Platt told Grub Street that he had no idea why he and his guests were kicked out. Show More Summary
MacPherson. After dissing Carbone as "fake" in the Times "Sunday Styles" section, prolific hotelier Sean MacPherson now tells Eater he's partnering with Rich Torrisi, Jeff Zalaznick, and Mario Carbone's Major Food Group on the signature restaurant slated to open next spring in the long-delayed Hotel Ludlow. Show More Summary
Coming in 2014. Looks like consistently busy Nolita restaurant Parm is on the verge of a major expansion: As Eater NY first reported, Jeff Zalaznick, Mario Carbone, and Rich Torrisi have just announced that Parm will open next year with the likes of Umami Burger and Dos Toros Taqueria at Brookfield Place in Battery Park City. Show More Summary
At Costata, fluke crudo comes with tomato confit, olives, and basil. Not so long ago, "raw fish" in New York meant sushi or sashimi. No longer: Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone surprised everyone this month when they ditched their plans for a club-sandwich spot in favor of a reservations-only raw bar. Show More Summary
Rich Torrisi, Mario Carbone, and Jeff Zalaznick love nothing more than eating raw fish and drinking cocktails. "That's what we do in our free time. It's our favorite thing," explains Zalaznick, "we built a place that's an idealized version of what we like to do most." That place is ZZ's Clam Bar
Lunch. Anyone living or working within a certain distance from Parm can now experience what Warby Parker's tortoise-shelled employees have been enjoying for a while, namely food delivered to your door. Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone,...Show More Summary
Big news from Thompson Street: Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone have scrapped plans for their Lobster Club sandwich shop in favor of a reservations-only raw bar opening next weekend. The twelve-seat spot is called ZZ’s Clam Bar — ZZ being the nickname of partner Jeff Zalaznick. Show More Summary
New York Times critic Pete Wells drops three stars on Carbone, the new restaurant from Rich Torrisi, Mario Carbone, and Jeff Zalaznick. Quote: "It is a fancy red-sauce joint in Greenwich Village as directed by Quentin Tarantino, bringing back the...
Eater NY interviews chef Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi, and business partner Jeff Zalaznick of Torrisi Italian Specialties and the buzzy new Carbone in NYC. Carbone on the Italian-American approach and the pricing: "To do fine dining in this style,...
Bloomberg critic Ryan Sutton awards 3 and a half stars to Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi's newest NYC restaurant, Carbone. He calls the restaurant "spectacular" and writes "The young Carbone is already one of our city's finest seafood spots."
As someone who has over the last three years spent hours talking about food and the creative process with Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone, I thought it would be interesting to talk to them one on one (or should I say one on two) about Carbone, their latest restaurant that focuses on Italian American fine dining. Show More Summary
Here's an enormous photo set by Adam Goldberg of A Life Worth Eating of dinner at Carbone, the newest restaurant from New York City chefs Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi of Torrisi Italian Specialties and Parm. The gallery includes pics...
Eater NY gets the first look at one of the most anticipated opening of the year: Carbone from Rich Torrisi, Mario Carbone, and Jeff Zalaznick. According to Carbone, the restaurant hopes to evoke "midcentury, Italian-American fine dining." The dream of...
Carbone's Blackout Cake. Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and Jeff Zalaznick's much-anticipated Italian-American restaurant finally opens in Greenwich Village tomorrow. With Godfather-esque tile floors, servers who want you to have it your...Show More Summary
The New York Times takes a look at Carbone, the newest restaurant from New York City chefs Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi. Opening this Friday, the space was created to evoke "a lively night downtown, circa 1958" when Italians in...
Picnic at hanging Rocco's. Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi continue to expand their portfolio of uniquely Italian-American restaurants with Carbone, which opens this Friday on Thompson Street in the West Village, the Times reports. Along...Show More Summary
"You get handed a rifle by an old man, then you go have dessert," says Carbone, at Tiro A Segno. New Yorkers know all about Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi's turkey sandwiches, sacred tasting menu, and San Gennaro spirit, but the boys behind Torrisi Italian Specialties, Parm, and the upcoming Carbone, are actually very private people. Show More Summary
From left, Carbone’s Rich Torrisi, Jeff Zalaznick, and Mario Carbone. For two very busy chef-restaurateurs, Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi have been spending a lot of time dining out lately, all in the name of research. After exploring...Show More Summary
Here they are, with two hometown(ish) heroes! · Erik Anderson & Josh Habiger, The Catbird Seat, Nashville, TN· Mario Carbone & Rich Torrisi, Torrisi Italian Specialties, New York, NY· Danny Grant, RIA, Chicago, IL· Dan Kluger, ABC Kitchen,...Show More Summary