West Village neighborhood restaurant Dell’anima officially has a new home — in a food hall.
The wine and pasta destination shuttered in December after a decade in the neighborhood, though with plans to relocate uptown to Hell’s Kitchen’s Gotham Market West. Now, chef-owner Andrew Whitney and partners Danir Rincon and Jacob Cohen have revived the restaurant at a 22-seat counter surrounded by fellow tenants like Ivan Ramen and Jianbing.
The spirit of the food and wine menus remains the same, with some of the same dishes like tagliatelle bolognese and pollo al diavolo migrating over to Gotham Market West. New options include bone marrow with head cheese and pickled red onion and branzino in cartoccio, and there’s also now breakfast and lunch, with a pollo diavolo panini and eggs in purgatory. Wine continues to focus on Italy. The menu is in full below.
With this opening, founder August Cardona has stepped back and is no longer an owner, rather helping in an advisory capacity. His Epicurean Management restaurant group still has Anfora and L’Artusi in the West Village.
The move is a solution to the problems facing neighborhood restaurants these days. Namely, things like rising labor costs, too-high rents, and building maintenance costs are cut down by opening in a food hall, which was what spurred this decision, Cardona said at the time of the announcement. Some that have succumbed to these issues in recent months include Thai destination Pok Pok, Williamsburg Southern spot the Brooklyn Star, and Portuguese Midtown restaurant Lupulo.
Dell’anima is now open Sunday through Thursday from from 10 a.m to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.