Restaurateur Russell Bellanca, formerly of Alfredo of Rome, is planning to open a new restaurant called Alfredo 100 in the Midtown space that formerly housed pricey Italian establishment Bice. Financial struggles and a few labor disputes, led to Bice's closure in December after almost 30 years of business. It's no coincidence that one Italian restaurant is being replaced by another: Bice's founder Roberto Ruggeri was the one who approached Bellanca about taking over the lease.
The new space will include Roman themed Al Hirschfeld lithographs, like the original restaurant. The menu will have a lot of fettuccine dishes, and spendy items that will be listed under the header "Alfredo Golden Dishes." If everything goes according to plan, Alfredo 100 will open at the end of the month.
· One Venerable Italian Restaurant Replaces Another [Crain's NY Business]
· All Coverage of Bice [~ENY~]