First Look at La Carbonara, Now Open in the West Village


La Carbonara, the latest addition to the Malta brothers empire, opened on West 14th Street yesterday. As we mentioned when we showed you the menu, Nero chef Giuliano Matarese is preparing entres priced at $15 and under. When we spoke to Enrico Malta, he said he wasnt planning to go overboard on serving sizes: I dont want to see a big portion of pasta coming out its going to be like they do in Italy. Theyre not half-portions but theyre not overly bastardized, overwhelming American portions. Take a look at some of the dishes in our slideshow.