Tarallucci e Vino Serves Classic Italian Meals In New York City

Eating at a great Italian restaurant can give you the feeling of having a home cooked meal in Italy. This is not just a guess, it actually happens and depending on the food, it happens quite often. You get an immediate sense of this the moment you walk into the restaurant. If you senses are bombarded with the smell of fresh herbs, fresh vegetables, garlic and homemade bread you can be sure that you are in for an exquisite meal and a sensory treat. All of these aromas and smells also have the effect of awakening your senses and prepare you to have a fabulous meal.

As a general rule, most Americans love Italian food, especially well prepared Italian food that is served at an excellent family owned and run Italian restaurant. Some of the best of these Italian restaurants use recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. But aside from the feeling you get why does the food make such an impression? The reason is actually more obvious than many people would imagine, it has to do with the ingredients in the food served. The Average American Diet is high in fat, sugars, artificial sweeteners and low in vitamins, antioxidants, and saturated fats. This kind of diet is why Americans have one of the highest rates of diabetes and obesity in the world. How about well prepared Italian food? What is different about what they eat?

Why Dining in an Italian Restaurant Makes You Feel So Good

The differences are striking. There is an abundance of Olive Oil used in Italian cooking and in their food. Olive Oil is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. In addition, the main fat in Olive Oil is monounsaturated fat, which helps lowers your LDL cholesterol and raise your HDL cholesterol which helps lower blood pressure and protects against heart disease. Another food widely used in Italian cooking is garlic. The health benefits of garlic have been known for thousands of years and it is a powerful antioxidant a natural antibiotic. It is also known as one of the most beneficial herbs in use today. People use garlic for not only cooking but for treating everything from high blood pressure to diabetes. It is literally a magic spice.

Freshly cooked tomatoes are used a lot in Italian cooking and are a great source of potassium and vitamins. They can also help lower your risk of cancer heart disease, and osteoporosis. Another classic ingredient used is fresh Basil. Basil has the power to boost your immune system and fight flu and other viral infections. Basil also has anti-inflammatory properties and is a powerful antioxidant and can help treat arthritis; in addition, basil just tastes great.

In addition to serving some of the best home-made Italian food in New York City, Tarallucci e Vino is also available as an event space where you can have a great Italian meal. We have 5 different location in the City to serve you including restaurants in the East Village, Union Square, the Upper West Side, Cooper Hewitt, and Nomad. For More information visit our website at www.taralluccievino.net

Taralluci e Vino: Not Just for Cafe Anymore


When people are on the hunt for private event space in New York City, restaurants are quite often strong considerations. At most events, some sort of food is going to be served; so it makes sense to choose a place whose foremost specialty is food; and the event space is a great bonus.

The Spotted Pig, a restaurant in New York’s West Village, is one such place. An award winning spot (earning one star from the Michelin Guide for the past seven years), the chef and her food have made the restaurant a huge success with not only residents, but with city visitors who include it on their must go list. From what some have said are the best French fries in the City to a brunch that’s fantastic in its own right, you just can’t seem to go wrong with The Spotted Pig. The location also boasts a great event space upstairs and with the restaurant’s immense popularity why wouldn’t one want to consider The Pig for their next fete.

Another spot with fantastic event space is The Wythe Hotel located on the waterfront in the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn. From a screening room to an outdoor garden, the Wythe has no lack of space to host your event. The rooftop bar, The Ides, and restaurant Reynards, with its views of both the Brooklyn and Manhattan skylines, are also options.

With four locations in NYC, Tarallucci e Vino, a café chain is also becoming known for its great event spaces. Hosting private events at only two of their locations, Union Square and Cooper Hewitt, the spaces aim to give the same great experience that patrons of the cafes have come to expect. The Union Square location, a loft space located in Downtown New York, can accommodate small intimate dinners to those events on slighter bigger scale. If you are looking to host a much grander celebration, the Cooper Hewitt, with four separate event spaces, would be your best bet. The Arthur Room & Garden Terrace can accommodate up to 600 seated guests and 1000 people standing.

The menus boast of the seasonal produce from the local Union Square market as well as local growers, which speaks to the desire the serve their guests the freshest ingredients possible. The wines? They come straight from small, family operated vineyards in Italy.

When someone hosts an event, they want it to be memorable – for the good. From the food, to the location – you want to leave guests with a lasting impression. Maybe even leave them saying that they want to host an event in the space. With so many spaces to choose from, it’s easy to be overlooked or just blend in with the rest. With an established chain of cafes, Tarallucci e Vino has also established themselves as great for a private event space. One thing is for sure: they definitely should not be overlooked.