126 W. 18th St.
After more than 30 years at Gotham Bar and Grill, chef Alfred Portale finally has his first solo restaurant. Located in a renovated carriage house, the 114-seat restaurant offers dishes from several different regions of Italy. Portale’s menu features five categories—Cicchetti (small snacks) like crostini of baccala, shrimp and potato, and a fritto misto of calamari, shrimp and cod with a Sorrento lemon aioli; Antipasti of roasted fennel with black rice and blood orange; an assortment of pastas for the Primi; Secondi, including brodetti of cod, shellfish, lobster broth, and fettuna; and an assortment of Contorni. One surprise is the in-house grain milling…