Acclaimed actor and restauranteur Robert DeNiro’s fantastic dining venture, Locanda Verde, boasts a cosy-yet-cool modern design, heart-warming Italian comfort cuisine, and a relaxed, fashionable local crowd. Hidden away on a quiet TriBeca backstreet, Locanda Verde restaurant is located on the ground floor of Robert De Niro’s luxurious The Greenwich Hotel, a favourite of the low-key A-list celebrity crowd. After spending many years behind the stove of New York’s best fine dining restaurants, chef Andrew Carmellini has taken a change of pace by opting for a more crowd-pleasing, soul satisfying menu of Italian flavours. Expect crusty wood fired uova al forno organic eggs with corona beans for breakfast; flavourful bite-sized antipasti, hearty pasta dishes, and sumptuous wood-fired meats such as the heavenly organic fire-roasted garlic crusted chicken for two served over mountains of roasted zucchini and fennel throughout the rest of the day. The atmosphere is constantly buzzing from morning until late at night at this popular all-day dining hangout. Locanda Verde is a quintessential New York casual dining experience not to be missed. Bookings advised.