In 1991 Hectór Rolotti opened a modest little café in New York City called Novecento Soho. A few years later he instituted a more extensive bistro menu there, and since that time has added four more Novecentos in Argentina and Uruguay. Two months ago the sixth branch premiered on Alton Road in South Beach -- not exactly a Soho-ish street. In fact I don't believe the traffic-jammed, strip-malled Alton has ever housed a really successful nonchain restaurant, but crowds have been pouring into Novecento as consistently as Argentine... More >>>