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Steve Cuozzo Delighted by the Torrisi Boys' Sceney Santina

The Meatpacking District restaurant gets points for both food and style.

Daniel Krieger

This week Post critic Steve Cuozzo pays a visit to Santina, the beachy new Meatpacking District addition to the Torrisi team's perfectly styled empire. It's a scene, but he's charmed by the scene, and by the food:

Almond pesto vividly green-tints minestrone formulated with rare, herbal passion and thick with royal trumpet mushrooms, zucchini, chickpeas and shaved pecorino. Tortellini filled with sheep's milk ricotta belie their familiar appearance. Gossamer on the tongue, they're coated in pesto that mellows the acidic note of marinara sauce.

Cuozzo also notes, as Ryan Sutton did in his two star review, that Santina is less expensive than all its Torrisi siblings, except for Parm. Dessert is where the restaurant falls short, but in the end Cuozzo gives it two and a half stars.

Santina

820 Washington Street, Manhattan, NY 10014 (212) 254-3000 Visit Website