Vino’s going green

March 12, 2010

Stroll down any New York street in March and you can’t help be aware of the impending St. Patrick’s Day festivities, in which storefronts and bars become awash in a sea of green. This popular holiday is intended as a salute to the city’s Irish heritage, but is too often transformed into a night of student debauchery: while we too love downing 2-for-1 lite beers and sporting a novelty Leprechaun’s hat, we agree there’s nothing particularly Irish about it.

At Vino we choose our drinks carefully: having recently begun carrying non-Italian products on our shelves (including a growing selection of spirits), we’re thrilled to be throwing a real St. Patrick’s Day celebration this year. Join us on Wednesday, March 17 when we’ll be preparing Tom Moore cocktails made from Finian’s Irish Whiskey! A variation on the classic Manhattan, the Tom Moore replaces rye whiskey or Bourbon with Irish whiskey, making it the quintessential Irish-New York drink!

Finian’s Five Provinces Irish Whiskey harkens back to a time when Ireland was comprised of 5 provinces: Connachta, Lagin, Mide, Mumu, and Ulaid. This Irish-owned Cooley distillery produces a whiskey made from crystal clear mountain water and the finest Irish malted barley. An extended distillation process results in a rich, smooth and uncommonly clean whiskey.

Tom Moore Cocktail
1 3/4 oz. Finian’s Irish Whiskey
3/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Serve in a 4 1/2 oz. cocktail glass


Wednesday, March 17

For more information please call 212-725-6516 or email


A Sicilian Feast at I Trulli

March 3, 2010

The origins of La Festa di San Giuseppe date back to the middle ages, when at the end of a severe drought Sicilians prepared a lavish feast in honor of their patron saint. A San Giuseppe banquet is still enjoyed today by Sicilians, Italian-Americans and lovers of Italian food and heritage.

As a child in Puglia, I Trulli owner Nicola Marzovilla grew up with two uncles named Giuseppe, with whom he would enjoy typical fried zeppole and other specialties on this popular holiday. Who better to host his own San Giuseppe celebration?

Join us on Thursday, March 18, as we explore the culinary and cultural traditions of San Giuseppe. Chef Patti Jackson‘s delicious menu will feature some of the Marzovilla family’s favorite San Giuseppe dishes, paired with Sicily’s classic local wines. And in true San Giuseppe style, we’ll even be presenting our own tavola di San Giuseppe, a decorative altar featuring a bounteous spread of typical breads and cakes!

Thursday, March 18
$75 plus tax and gratuity

Book now!

For more information and reservations please visit our website, contact 212-481-7372 or email We look forward to seeing you soon!

Coming soon…

February 11, 2010

San Valentino at I Trulli

February 8, 2010

Treat your Valentine to our four-course prix-fixe ($78)!

Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching, and if you’ve yet to make plans you’re not alone. On this most romantic of holidays many are often torn between a candlelit restaurant or a cozy meal at home. At I Trulli we offer the best of both worlds: delicious dishes inspired by the flavors of Southern Italy served in a warm and intimate setting. Whether you’re enjoying a first date or celebrating years of wedded bliss, I Trulli is one of New York’s favorite destinations for Valentine’s Day.

Chef Patti Jackson has prepared an exclusive four-course San Valentino prix-fixe dinner menu guaranteed to get you in the mood for love. And with I Trulli’s famed selection of luscious wines there’s no better way to dine with your Valentine. Book now!

Sunday, February 14
Dinner $78

For more information and reservations please visit our website or contact 212-481-7372 or email We look forward to seeing you soon at I Trulli!

Wave goodbye to a decade at Vino

December 29, 2009

Well, 2010 is almost upon us, and as we prepare to embrace another decade, it doesn’t seem all that long ago that we were on the cusp of a new millennium. Yet just think how the world has changed in the last ten years: 1999 now seems like a much simpler time, an age when the terms “tweeting”, “Jon Gosselin” and “Portuguese water dog” held little or no meaning for any of us.

But when it comes to throwing a New Year’s Eve party, techno-advances and cultural shockwaves have not dampened our preference for something chilled, bottle-shaped — and the bubblier the better! To celebrate the arrival of 2010 Vino is hosting a very special tasting this Thursday evening, as we feature our selection of fun and delicious Italian sparkling wines designed to help you welcome the new year in style!

Join us from 5:30pm this Thursday, December 31. For more information please call 212-725-6516 or email

That don’t impress me much: just some of the things from 1999 we’re probably better off without in 2009. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I Trulli on Fox 5’s Good Day New York!

December 24, 2009

It was a very special Christmas Eve at I Trulli: the restaurant was featured on Fox 5’s Good Day New York this morning in a live cooking segment celebrating the classic dish, cavatelli with broccoli rabe. Dora Marzovilla (assisted by her grandchildren) rolled fresh cavatelli which Chef Patti Jackson cooked up for meteorologist Mike Woods. The full recipe is available on the MyFox website!

Holidays at I Trulli

December 23, 2009

Celebrate the season with our special menus for the Feast of The Seven Fishes and New Year’s Eve!

With the holidays in full swing, I Trulli is warming up for two of the most memorable and festive evenings of the year! As is tradition, we are excited to announce our special menus for The Feast of The Seven Fishes and New Year’s Eve! Chef Patti Jackson has prepared two special menus reflecting the holiday traditions of both the restaurant and the regional cuisine from which we draw inspiration. We hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, December 23 – Thursday, December 24
The Feast of the Seven Fishes
$65 / Four courses
Chef Patti Jackson interprets the traditional Italian Christmas Eve dinner with a classic seafood-based menu. The Feast of the Seven Fishes will also be available family style on December 24! Complete menu available here!

Thursday, December 31
New Year’s Eve
Celebrate the New Year at I Trulli! Chef Patti Jackson’s exclusive menu will help you welcome 2010 in true Italian style. Click here for Patti’s menu!

First seating: 5:30-7:30pm
$65 / Four courses

Second seating: 8:00pm onwards
$85 / Five courses plus sparkling toast

Chef Patti Jackson’s Tasting Menu with Wine Pairings

For more information and reservations please visit our website or contact 212-481-7372 or email