Steve Cuozzo reports that the owners of 30-year-old Village Italian restaurant Il Mulino are opening a new location at 37 East 60th Street. It will be just blocks away from similarly clubby, outrageously expensive Italian restaurant Nello, and just down the street from the Sirio, the new project in the old Le Caprice space from Sirio Maccioni.
Celebrities love the Village location of Il Mulino, and so do politicians — you may recall that President Obama and Bill Clinton famously had a long lunch there in 2009. It's always very hard to get a reservation at the original, and once you do sit down, you're going to pay about $30 for pasta, and around $40 for entrees, or more. So far, it sounds like the owners plan to bring the same menu and the same atmosphere uptown, as opposed to creating a new concept.
The restaurant currently has locations in NYC, Tokyo, Long Island, Las Vegas, Chicago, Miami, San Juan, Orlando, and Atlantic City. The company is also planning outposts in Washington DC and Atlanta.
· Uptown outpost for Il Mulino [NYP]
· All Coverage of Il Mulino [~ENY~]
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