Inside Leonti, the Grand Italian Restaurant Replacing Dovetail on the UWS

Nov 08, 2018 475

BY: Carla Vianna

Chef Adam Leonti will make his long-awaited New York debut with dishes like stuffed rabbit, milk-braised lamb, and salt-baked branzino at his new Italian restaurant Leonti, opening Thursday in the UWS space that once held Dovetail.

The new iteration is an upscale venue inspired by Milanese and Torinese restaurants that couple high-quality service with unfussy dishes, Leonti says. While it’s a fine-dining, white-tablecloth experience, the food is meant to be “simple” and “pure,” says the chef, who has been trying to make his mark on NYC’s restaurant scene since 2015.

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