The Granola Bar’s burrata with heirloom tomatoes. Photo courtesy of The Granola Bar.
A pizza and ice cream joint in Greenwich, expanded offerings from a Rye favorite, and more make the local dining scene delicious.
Robyn Bordes, former owner of Villaggio’s Italiano Restaurant in Hartsdale, has opened Constantino’s (699 W Putnam Ave; constantinosofgreenwich.com), a counter-service, family-friendly pizza-and-ice-cream eatery. Among the menu items: a signature four-corner Sicilian pizza, salads and soups, clams oreganata, Parmesan-crusted chicken in lemon-white-wine sauce; braised beef lasagna, and chicken scarpariello.
Also new in Greenwich is Bianca Restaurant & Bar (30 Greenwich Ave; 203.900.1177; biancaofgreenwich.com), an open-kitchen Italian restaurant serving roasted octopus with a fava bean purée; eggplant croquettes, a quartet of gourmet breads, oven-baked gnocchi, and pan-seared organic duck breast over creamy polenta. Raffaele Ronca, who owns Rafele Rye and Rafele in the West Village, is a partner.
The Granola Bar (96 Purchase St, Rye; 914.709.4229; thegranolabarct.com/rye-ny) has expanded their dining offerings to include dinner, focusing on shareable plates. Among the new menu options are pull-apart sliders, black and white latkes with caviar; tuna tartare tostada, and a burger made with Pat La Frieda beef.
Australian-based coffee-roaster and café Bluestone Lane is scheduled to open this summer in Larchmont (112 Chatsworth Ave; bluestonelane.com). Known for all-day breakfast offerings (e.g., banana bread topped with whipped ricotta, toasted pecans, bananas, and berries; avocado smash with heirloom tomatoes, feta, and poached egg; house-made granola), whole-bean coffee, wellness drinks, and cold-pressed juices, the chain has 55+ locations nationwide, including Armonk and in The Westchester, White Plains.
Westchester resident Rachel Katz recently launched nonoPASTA (nonomarket.com), a gluten-free, non-GMO organic pasta line made in Italy. The pasta is slow-dried in small batches from organic brown rice that’s farmed in the foothills of the Italian Alps.