Uva: I Did It All For The Gnocchi

Uva

1486 2nd Ave. [2nd ave. btw 77th & 78th]

New York, NY

http://uvanyc.com/

Should you try? Yes, and make sure to get the Truffle Gnocchi

Gnocchi di Ricotta

Uva offers good Italian food, cheese, cured meats, and wine at a reasonable price.  Some dishes are better than others, but overall I’ve enjoyed my meals both times I’ve went.  I would consider Uva similar to Bianca in NoHo.

The dish to get here is the Gnocchi di Ricotta (home made ricotta gnocchi in a creamy black truffle and chive sauce; $18).  The gnocchi itself is incredibly light and fluffy, while the sauce is creamy and has a hint of truffle oil.  The other dishes are solid and ~$20.

They do take reservations, which I highly recommend taking advantage of, and it’s a good place for date night.

Some notes on other dishes:

  • Polpettine di Vitello (Mini veal meatballs cooked in a savory tomato sauce, served with grilled ciabatta bread; $9): The meatballs had good flavor, but they were a bit overcooked.
  • Mozzarella in Camicia (Mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto baked with tomato sauce and savory bread crumbs; $12): I really enjoyed this appetizer, mixing the saltiness from the mozzarella and prosciutto with the acidity and sweetness of the tomato sauce.
  • Polpaccio D’agnello (Braised lamb shank in its own cooking sauce served with a white polenta cake; $21): The lamb was incredibly tender and fell off the bone, but the white polenta cake had no flavor.
  • Petto D’anatra (Pan seared breast of duck in a thyme sauce served with sauteed chanterelle mushrooms, spinach & fingerling potatoes; $22): Good dish overall, and I remember the thyme having a strong flavor.
  • Carpaccio di Manzo (Beef carpaccio with pickled wild mushrooms, baby arugula and shaved parmigiano cheese; $12): Personally not a fan of beef carpaccio, but thought this was a simple and fresh dish.
  • Hazelnut Dessert: Think this may have been a special, but it was incredibly rich and chocolatey.

Polpettine di Vitello - Mini Veal Meatballs

Mozzarella in Camicia - Mozarella wrapped in prosciutto

Polpaccio D'agnello - Braised Lamb Shank

Petto D'anatra - Pan seared breast of duck

Carpaccio di Manzo - Beef Carpaccio

Hazelnut Dessert

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Author:Eric

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