Mai Tardi

Tardi Slip

Cured Meats and Brick-Oven Pizzas

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There was a slight chill in the air this weekend. (Okay…very slight.)

Which can only mean one thing: it's time to eat outside.

That's why we're pleased to bring you news of Mai Tardi, a mostly outdoors pizza lounge in the Design District, opening in a scant two days.

Located in the old Brosia spot, Tardi retains a lot of what made that place so appealing—the regal oak trees in the courtyard, surrounded by green and blue mosaic tiled walls.

But the new owners—the folks behind Lincoln Road's Spris and Segafredo—have sprinkled a bit of magic dust to ensure this becomes your new home for inexpensive Italian and scene-y espresso-fueled lounging. There's a handsome wood-burning brick oven, marble pizza bar and hand-cranked vintage meat slicer, ready to slice you some cured pork with mechanical precision.

And when evening falls, you'll guide your date to one of the outdoor patio couches to sip wine and polish off plates of northern Italian classics like Venison Ravioli With Gorgonzola Sauce and Pork Tenderloin With Plum-Grappa Sauce.

No need for a sweater. Yet.

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