Photo from Haighteration.
Yeah, I am loving my neighborhood even more, because Sharon Ardiana’s second pizzeria-restaurant, ~RAGAZZA~, opens Wednesday September 22nd! The former Metro Kathmandu space has been spiffed up with red tiles, black walnut tables, suspended filament lights, and charming enlarged images of the women in Ardiana’s family (check out pics on Haighteration). Folks will also be pleased with the acoustic tiles keeping the sound down. In time, the charming back patio may be opened up for dining—for now, it’s inside dining only.
The menu is similar to her first baby, Gialina, but includes a few new dishes, like a shortrib sugo with strozzapreti and Parmigiano Reggiano (plus a little celery salad on top), and a chicken alla diavola dish with chilis, lemon, and braised broccoli rabe. Ardiana also added a meatball pizza, and plans to add some baked pastas soon, like buckwheat cannelloni stuffed with ricotta and wild mushrooms. The chef de cuisine is Allyson Harvie. Beer and wine. No reservations. Hours are 5pm-10pm daily, and possibly extending hours Fri-Sat to 10:30pm or 11pm, stand by.