Saint Rocco’s New York Italian

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Phil Romano Does Italian at Trinity Groves

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When on the hunt for good lasagna, look no further than Italy.

Via New York.

Via Dallas.

Via Saint Rocco’s New York Italian, a self-explanatory concept that’s bringing classic red-sauce dishes, plenty of wine and some old-school sensibility to Trinity Groves, now open for dinner. (Check out the menu and the slideshow.)

Phil Romano is the guy in charge, and here he’s gone with bright-red carpets, white tablecloths, black-and-white photos and a heavy wooden bar. It feels like the kind of place where the Rat Pack would’ve talked shop over plates of linguine and clams.

So round up three to five fun-loving others and make a night of it. Begin at the long bar with its checkered floor and prime views into the kitchen. Drink a Negroni. Then drink another Negroni. It’s only then that you should gather around a table for plates of Sicilian lasagna, lobster ravioli and slow-roasted pork shoulder with braised white beans.

It’s all pretty solid so far, but they’re just getting started with this place. Because this winter they’ll turn that vacant second floor into a private event area. And next spring they’ll debut a rooftop bar that looks onto Downtown.

No objections here.

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