Nonna Beppa is finally opening in NYC today with hand folded tortellini by the one and only, Cacciatori.
Giancarlo “Wendy” Cacciatori and his wife, Valentina, are owners of the Italian restaurant in Miami, Via Emilia 9. Now, they have opened the sister restaurant Nonna Beppa here in NYC’s Hudson Square area. The New York staff did their training in Miami, but Cacciatori plans to go back and forth between both locations.
Nonna Beppa was named after Cacciatori’s grandmother, and is located at 290 Hudson Street. The space seats 75 guests and will serve some of the freshest pasta in the city. Much like the Miami restaurant, customers will be able to watch the pasta maker, or “Sfoglina,” at work through an open window to the work station. She’ll be making homemade pasta every day, and can personalize the pasta stuffing for you upon request!
The restaurant’s signature dish is none other than Cacciatori’s well-known tortellini. The recipe is one that’s been in the family for decades and is still used at family restaurants near Bologna, Italy. According to the Miami Herald, folded into the handmade tortellini is prosciutto that’s been aged for 18 months, mortadella, pork loin, and 24-month aged Parmigiana Reggiano, which is then served in a light cream sauce.
Aside from the amazing tortellini, you’ll be able to choose from other pasta options like lasagna, passatelli, tagliatelle, and gnocchi, all cooked in a chicken or beef broth (but you can definitely request for something different, just be sure to tell your waiter at the beginning!). Nonna Beppa will also open a market soon where you’ll be able to purchase the handmade pasta and other Italian goodies to take home!
Place: Nonna Beppa
Where: 290 Hudson St.
When: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily