Restaurant and bar openings: October 3-9, 2013
By Christina Izzo and Patty Lee
The following venues are expected to open by October 9th. Always call ahead, as openings can be delayed.
Barbalu Former Barbarini owners Stefano Barbagallo and Adriana Luque bounce back from Hurricane Sandy with this 120-seat Italian eatery at the same location. The husband-and-wife team scaled back the retail area, making space for a skylighted dining room packed with wooden two-tops. Slide into a brown banquette for classics like mozzarella-and-eggplant caponatina, fettuccine with shrimp and tomatoes, and torta di pinoli (pine-nut cake). At the expanded bar area, find charcuterie and cheese plates along with Italian wines. 225-227 Front St between Beekman St and Peck Slip (646-918-6565)