Dell'Anima Comes to Gotham West Market

February 23, 2019 Susan Douglin

Wine and dine Italian style at Dell’anima who has now arrived at Gotham West Market.

Many unique venues in New York City have had to close their doors due to the rise in real estate, and the West Village area of Manhattan had rent increases so high that it caused many business establishments to relocate. One of the NYC restaurants that had to close its doors in the West Village due to the rise in rent has now opened their doors at the Gotham West Market as a to-go and communal chef’s counter.

Photo credit: Noah Devereaux

The Venue

As far as NYC restaurants go, this may be a bit on the small side, but it is a pretty refined place to enjoy wine and has been around for eleven years now - which is why closing their doors was a hard pill to swallow for residents in the area. Fortunately, their brand new 22-seat venue space in Gotham West Market is promising that guests will receive an intimate experience, complete with front row seats to witnessing the chef working his magic in action.

Photo credit: Noah Devereaux

The Cuisine

Just like at their old location, Dell’anima’s  chef Andrew Whitney continually dishes out delectable Italian plates adorned with highlighted seasonal ingredients. The menu choices include some of his signature staples like the pollo al diavolo (which is chicken coated with lots of pepper) and tagliatelle alla bolognese, in addition to an assortment of new dishes that will tempt you to try a little bit of everything. We recommend that you give the herb-crusted lamb or mushroom with house-made ricotta paninis a go. We say this is what comfort food should be all about, and clearly at its best!

Photo credit: Noah Devereaux

Beverages:

Sure, expectations are quite high in a busy city where patrons are used to NYC restaurants with unique cocktails but at Dell’anima it’s wine that comes as a part of the charming package. With the goal of complementing chef Whitney’s cooking, Dell’anima has comprised a wine list that is both delicious and diverse, and features wines from Sicily to Lombardy and beyond.

Price Range

The price range of the antipasti and insalate go anywhere from $13-$19, and entrees have a price range that go from $17-$29.

The Bottom Line

It’s not nice seeing our favorite NYC restaurants close, but Dell’anima has surely bounced back with what seems to be an even better contribution: more delightful dishes and a wide-ranging to-go menu for those customers who want to grab food and go.

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