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Thursday Opening Report: Sorella, Alta Voce, Ducale, Vino 313 Certified Open, Co. Coming Soon

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1) Chelsea: TONY reports that Jim Lahey’s new pizzeria Co. will open this week. They write: “Sullivan Street Bakery owner Jim Lahey unveils his first restaurant (that’s 'Company'), where he will apply his bread-baking skills to the pizza trade. Look for individual, minimalist pies in the 55- seat Chelsea space. His mantra of simplicity carries over to the screw-cap–only wine list. Status: Unknown. No answer to calls, but Lahey has predicted the opening to be "realistically the 5th or the 9th." UPDATE: According to The Feed, it's delayed until the New Year. 230 Ninth Avenue; 212-243-1105. [TONY]

2) Lower East Side: Emma Hearst, formerly of Union Square Café, opens her first restaurant this week called Sorella according to Lady Strongbuzz. The newly gutted space will house a menu of Piedmontese specialties. From the Strongbuzz: “Hearst’s appealing menu, which was inspired by Piemontese cooking, will feature small plates like risotto with golden Kuri squash fondue, robiola, hazelnuts, sage ($13), Pate de Fegato—duck fat english muffin bread, chicken liver, mousse, fried egg, bacon ($8), Pulled Hen & Veal Tongue Salad with creamy tuna sauce, beets, celery, poppyseeds ($12), Acciughe al Verde—Ligurian anchovies, with salsa verde, lemon butter, flatbread ($8) and Agnolotti with zested ricotta, walnut pesto, marjoram ($13).” Status: Certified Open. 95 Allen Street; 212-274-9595. [Strongbuzz]

3) Murray Hill: A tipster writes in with word that wine bar, Vino 313 is now open. She writes: “Owner Jill Park was gracefully tending to the fashion industry folks and Murray Hill/Kips Bay locals looking to avoid the Wild Turkey Shots crowd. The menu was nice and light, fresh salads and flat breads paired with proper cheeses and nuts. It was very pleasant and a welcome contrast to the Murray Hill Strip.” Status: Certified Open. 201-203 E. 31st Street; phone unknown. [Eater Inbox]

4) Park Slope: Gowanus Lounge has the scoop on Park Slope newbie, Alta Voce, from the owners of Sotto Voce. He shares this info from the website: “Alta Voce offers classical & contemporary Italian cuisine in a charming atmosphere accompanied by live piano and jazz. Brunch served in its airy sun lit Wine Atrium gives that spring time feel every season of the year or melt away winters grip with a cocktail by the fire place in our lounge. The menu is up for perusal as well, and we’re thinking the little ones are going to have a fine time playing with the Spaghetti con Polpettini e Olive, which will give them both little meatballs and olives to toss around, as well as the Malfatti con Anatra e Funghi...” Status: Currently soft open. Official opening is tomorrow. 18 5th Avenue, Park Slope; 718-369-4899. [GL]

5) Morningside Heights: Flo Fab has it that lounge/restaurant 67 Orange Street will open today. She writes: “This lounge and restaurant takes its name from the address of a Five Points speak-easy of yore, and shares its vibe. Karl Franz Williams, the owner, also owns Society Coffee in Harlem. Kali Erwin, above, is creating cocktails like an Ol’ Fashionista and The Martine to go with bar food. It is to open Dec. 4. Status: Certified opening tonight with a grand opening party on the 10th and 11th. No phone yet, but there's a reservations email. 2082 Frederick Douglass Blvd. [NYT]

6) Upper West Side: Flo Fab also writes a super-brief blurb on Ducale, a new Italian restaurant open in the former NorthWest space. A Yelper shares this shilly-sounding early review: "Just went to the new restaurant on 79th and Columbus called 'Ducale'. This place is all class, but doesn't break your bank account. I had the Arugula Salad to start, which was heavenly -- a sherry roaster pear with melted Gorgonzola, over a bed of fresh arugula -- it was to die for!..." And on and on. Status: Certified Open. 392 Columbus Avenue; 212-787-7150. [NYT; Yelp]

7) Hell's Kitchen: And finally, Metromix reports on the opening of patisserie, Dousoeur de Paris, writing: "You might want to brush up on your high school French (or at least bring a dictionary) before entering this tiny patisserie in Hell’s Kitchen that doles out authentic pastries. With just three circular tables for two and a single display case stocked with mini fruit tartlets, éclairs and crème caramel au beurre sale, the simple salon setting—Louis XIV easy chairs strewn in corners, an ornate chandelier overhead—belies the kitchen’s capability, which goes well beyond sweets." Status: Certified Open. 652 10th Avenue; 212-315-4543. [Metromix]


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