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Porsena

212-228-4923  •  $$$
ADDRESS: 21 E 7th St, (bet 2nd and 3rd Aves), New York, NY 10003

CUISINE: Italian, Brunch

FEATURES: Handicap Access, Smoke Free, Vegetarian Friendly

DETAILS
A spinoff of nearby Porchetta from chef-owner Sara Jenkins, East Village's Porsena emphasizes Italian pasta dishes such as pasta al ragu with maccheroncini and slow-cooked meat ragu.  Beer and wine available. Serving dinner nightly. Sat-Sun brunch 11 am-3 pm. "If Porchetta is a spare and brilliant short story, Porsena is a fantastically readable novel. Billed as a 'pasta restaurant,' it is a crimson-painted, wood-floored space with banquettes, a comfortable bar (serving only Italian wine and some bottled beers), and worthwhile detours on the way to pasta."
— Julia Moskin, The New York Times, Feb. 15, 2011

"Nothing against fish and salad, but there is no case of seasonal affective disorder so severe it can’t be cured by a serving of Jenkins’s penette with sweetly caramelized cauliflower, briny with olives and capers and strewn with crunchy bread crumbs."
— Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite, New York magazine, Jan. 30, 2011

The New York Times: Critics' pick
Zagat 2014: 22 food rating (very good to excellent)
New York magazine: Critics' pick

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A spinoff of nearby Porchetta from chef-owner Sara Jenkins, East Village's Porsena emphasizes Italian pasta dishes such as pasta al ragu with maccheroncini and slow-cooked meat ragu. 
 
"If Porchetta is a spare and brilliant short story, Porsena is a fantastically readable novel. Billed as a 'pasta restaurant,' it is a crimson-painted, wood-floored space with banquettes, a comfortable bar (serving only Italian wine and some bottled beers), and worthwhile detours on the way to pasta."
— Julia Moskin, The New York Times, Feb. 15, 2011

"Nothing against fish and salad, but there is no case of seasonal affective disorder so severe it can’t be cured by a serving of Jenkins’s penette with sweetly caramelized cauliflower, briny with olives and capers and strewn with crunchy bread crumbs."
— Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite, New York magazine, Jan. 30, 2011

The New York Times: Critics' pick
Zagat 2014: 22 food rating (very good to excellent)
New York magazine: Critics' pick
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Beer and wine available. Serving dinner nightly. Sat-Sun brunch 11 am-3 pm.

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