A new restaurant called Monte Carlo is coming to the space that was the last location of Cucina Ciano, the shuttered Italian restaurant owned by Stratis Morfogen and one-time home to chef Shea Gallante. Morfogen abruptly moved Cucina Ciano to the Upper East Side in 2013 after a two and a half year stint in the Flatiron District. But the restaurant closed back in August amidst court battle with the landlord over costly repairs. At the time there was still a drop of uncertainty about the restaurant's fate, but clearly Cucina Ciano is now officially done. No word on what Monte Carlo will offer, but presumably it will be something French.
Monte Carlo Restaurant Coming To Last Resting Place of Cucina Ciano on the Upper East Side
A new restaurant is set to open in the space that at one time housed Stratis Morfogen's Flatiron transplant.