First Look at Barano, the Williamsburg Restaurant From Rubirosa’s Former Chef

Apr 21, 2016 464

Albert Di Meglio might be an alumnus of Le Cirque and Osteria del Circo, but most recently, at Rubirosa, he mined the culinary memories of his Italian-American childhood on Staten Island.

For his new restaurant on Williamsburg's South Side, slated to open next week, he traces his ancestry back to the homeland — or rather, his grandmother's birthplace of Barano, on the island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples. His menu explores such sacred Italian territory as hand-pulled mozzarella, fresh pastas like mint tacconi with lamb sausage, and his grandma's meatballs.

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