First Bites

Via Verdi Opens in the Upper East Side: We Get a First Bite (Photos)

It's every chef's dream to own his or her own restaurant. Via Verdi has turned brothers Fabrizio and Nicola Carro and mixologist Cristiano Vezzoli's dream into a reality.

After leading the kitchen at Quattro Gastronomia for eight years, the twins decided it was time for something of their own. Although they're still involved with Quattro, Via Verdi is their new baby. "I'm here all day and then go to Quattro to oversee the kitchen," says Fabrizio Carro. "When I can't sleep I come make pasta."

Via Verdi has taken over the space once inhabited by Uva 69 in the Upper East Side. Check out pictures of dinner and drinks of the new restaurant after the jump.

See also: Via Verdi Cucina Rustica: Rustic Italian Comes to Upper Eastside

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Carla Torres found her inner gourmand voice while writing for Miami New Times in 2012. She has also worked with Travel & Leisure and Ocean Drive. She balances passions for wine, sweets, yoga, and kayaking.