Most items are sourced from New York's Fulton Fish Market and the selection includes not only the typical lobster, shrimp, tilapia and salmon, but also Italian specialties, such as octopus, scungilli
, mussels salad and fruit Dimare (salad of the sea), made with squid, calamari, shrimp, scungilli
, octopus, crabmeat, olives, celery, lemon juice, oil and vinegar.
From Abitino's to Zigolini's, from Rose & Joe's to Joe & Pat's, Village Voice food critic Robert Sietsema chomps down on beatific broccoli rabe, succulent scungilli
, and the peppiest pizzas in New York.
And in the seafood arena, it's the cioppino that satisfies most, closely followed in gratification by a refreshing, cold, lemony salad of scungilli
and calamari ($7.
50) and with scungilli
, scallops, shrimp and al dente spaghetti ($12) in an almost perfect seafood pasta plate.
Try the hefty lasagna, or if you are in an experimental mood, the chewy luscious scungilli
over linguine - that's octopus and pasta.