Every few months, Eataly’s famed rooftop restaurant SERRA by Birreria gets a gorgeous, seasonal makeover–like the wonderful wintry oasis it transformed into last December–and this season’s iteration is whisking you away to the Italian countryside.
Designed by Less Than 3 Studio, the idea for the seasonal makeover was to encompass a “chic countryside ambiance reminiscent of Southern Italy.” In other words, lush greenery and citrus pops of color are emphasized throughout the space and are paired with rustic elements throughout.
Clearly understanding the fact that a great dining experience is about way more than just the food, distressed walls, vintage furniture pieces, modern chandelier cloisters, and, our personal favorite, lemon trees and garden trellises spanning from the floor to the ceiling allow for an intimate and unforgettable dining experience.
The restaurant’s revamped menu features a fresh and innovative take on traditional Italian cuisine, with an emphasis on vegetable-centered dishes. A wider selection of piattini, or small plates, also make up a large portion of the menu and allow diners to experience more of the menu.
Piattini highlights include:
- Zucchine – marinated zucchini, Acetaia Giusti white balsamic vinegar, basil, and mint
- Fritto Misto – crispy calamari, shrimp, seasonal vegetables, and fresh herbs
- Gamberi – grilled head on prawns, and garlic scape pesto
- Piselli – sugar snap peas, Genuine Fulvi Pecorino Romano DOP, and mint
But potentially even more mouthwatering are the main dishes are the out-of-the-box dolci, or dessert offerings, which you’ll definitely want to save some room for.
I mean let’s be real, would you pass up on their Vaso di Cioccolato or Vaso di Frutta, two different flavors of cookies, cream, and cake served in a flower pot and topped with edible floral decor?! Yeah, we didn’t think so.
As for the cocktails the menu features a roster of drinks utilizing fresh, vibrant, and floral ingredients which means you’ll get to order cocktails such as the Spritz Riff, with orange and bergamot ‘cello, Fever Tree tonic, and prosecco, and the Island Getaway, made with Espolon Tequila, Giffard Smoked Pineapple, Amara Blood Orange, chipotle and pineapple syrup, and lime.
What’s more–along with the rooftop makeover comes an extensive roster of events and activations, including live DJs and a bi-weekly zodiac-themed cocktail night.
The relaunch of SERRA by Birreria marks the restaurant’s move towards a more evergreen aesthetic approach. For more information and to make a reservation head over to Eataly’s website.