Bar Pisellino

Ahhhh...Bar Pisellino, my brand new "happy place" in NYC.

This spanking new spot from owners Rita Sodi and Jody Williams is absolutely bursting with old school Italian charm.  The long marble bar inside is perfect for sipping mid-day espressos, while the tiny tables out front beg for cocktails and people watching of the very best kind.

The Pisellino drink list is split into two categories; Apertivi made with Prosecco and Italian cocktails focusing on gin and vermouth.  Negroni's are my current obsession but since the temperature has risen I've moved on to the classic Sgroppino.

Sgroppino's originated in Venice years ago and are a simple blend of Prosecco, vodka and  lemon sorbet.  These are sometimes served as a dessert but I find them refreshing enough to have at any time.  Lemon, bubbles and a cold creamy body, this is just like summer in a glass!   

In addition to drinks Bar Pisellino has a small menu of arancini, bomboloni and paninos to snack on, but I suggest heading across the street to sister restaurants Via Corota or Buvette for a full meal. 

Bar Pisellino
52 Grove Street
New York, NY 10014