446 Columbus Ave., Upper West Side
Status: Opens Tonight
Tonight, restaurateur Luis Gonzalez and chef Elizabeth Falkner will open their new Upper West Side Italian restaurant Corvo Bianco in the former Calle Ocho space. At Krescendo, the Boerum Hill restaurant that Falkner helped open before leaving after seven months, she was doing plenty of well-received pizzas; here, grilled pizzas, panini, and bruschetta show up on the bar menu, while the full dinner menu is more broadly coastal Italian. Michael Neff of Ward III and The Rum House is behind the cocktails, while wine director Enrique Duran has come up with a 120-bottle wine list to match Falkner's food.
About that food: The dinner menu is split into salads, primi, and secondi (with some antipasti and sides). The entrées range from $22 to $28 and include items like grilled quail with corn and cherries, rabbit cacciatore, and scallops. The pastas, like gnudi and orchiette, are mostly in the high teens. Below, check out the dinner and dessert menus.
Corvo Bianco opens nightly at 5 p.m. and stays open until 12:30 on the weeknights and 1:30 on weekends, with the kitchen closing at 11 p.m.