Yesterday I had lunch with Rocco Dispirito at:
1000 Madison Ave (at 77th St )
Upper East Side 212-570-2211 Average main course: $26. AmEx, MC, V. Description
Everyone gets a little restless around the age of 19, and Sant Ambroeus—the beloved Upper East Side café, gelateria, paninoteca, wine bar, patisserie and restaurant—was no exception. It left its longtime Madison Avenue home in 2001, plopped down a few years later in the West Village, and now, it’s back in its original location. Executive chef Mario Danieli also returned to prepare many of the classic Northern Italian dishes fans have grown to love, like a tender breaded veal piccata, a sprightly shaved-fennel and crab salad, and spaghetti topped with hearty bolognese. Daily 8am–11pm.