A First Look at Via Dei Mille, Soho’s New Casual-Sceney Italian

Barry Mullineaux, last seen at the helm of defunct West Chelsea nightclub Stereo, is back on the scene with a very un-Stereo-like project. This week he again partners with Giuseppe Tuosto (they previously worked together on Rocco’s la Playa in the Hamptons and Danielle at 21 Water) to open Via Dei Mille. Chef Emanuele Simenoi, previously an owner of Barbaluc, will prepare Stuzzichini-style “rustic Italian” dishes (wait, didn’t Carmellini just tell us that rustic Italian was kind of a myth?). You can preview the menu below, but the question is this — will the owners, with their nightlife backgrounds, be able to lure some of the Lamborghinis away from Cipriani nearby? We shall see.

Antipasti e Insalate
Veal Meatballs Lemon Glazed with “Alla Parmiggiana Risotto Tart and Roman Broccoli – $11
Balsamic Tuna Tartare with Dill e Fennel Seed – $14

Baby Cuttlefish with Soft Polenta, Tomatoes and Peas – $12
Fried Calamari, shrimp and Baby Artichokes served with Spicy Marinara Sauce – $12
Savoy cabbage with sausage served with grilled country bread in onion and red wine marmellade – $10
Caprese of Bufala with basil vinaigrette – $12
Mixed Organic Green Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes and Taggiasche Olives – $10
Caesar Salad – $12

Cheese and meat platter
Salumi: Prosciutto Crudo di Parma, Cacciatorino Dolce, Mortadella, Prosciutto Cotto, Salame
Formaggi: Grana Padano, Gorgonzola, Taleggio, Bufala Mozzarella, Pecorino
Choice of 1 – $6; Choice of 3 – $14; Choice of 5 – $22

Paste e Zuppe
Traditional Italian Minestrone Soup with Country Bread Crouton and Parmesan Cheese – $10
Butternut Squash and lamb Ragout Lasagna with Pecorino Romano Cheese – $14
Potato gnocchi with fresh cherry tomato sauce and basil – $14
Pappardelle pasta with rabbit ragout, fresh baby spinach and caramelized onion – $15
Black Ink Tagliolini with Sautéed Baby Cuttlefish and Razor clams – $16
Linguine Pasta with Lupini Clams Diced tomato in White Wine and Garlic Sauce – $16
Hand Made Ravioli filled with Fresh Ricotta Cheese and Spinach in Butter and Sage Sauce – $14

Carne e Pesce
Grilled lamb Chops with braised Lamb Shoulder over Soft Polenta – 24
Rib Eye Steak with Autumn Roasted Vegetables – $24
Half Organic Roasted Chicken with Fingerling Potatoes and Vegetables – $20
Roasted whole Yellowtail Snapper in Mustard Shallot Vinaigrette with Roasted Tomato – $26
Grilled salmon filet with baby fennel, carrots in thyme lemon sauce – $20

Homemade Dessert

Tiramisu – $9
Panna Cotta – $10
Chocolate Mousse – $10
Cheese Cake – $8
Crespelle alla Nutella – $10
Selection of Assorted “Gelato” – $9

Via Dei Mille, 357 W. Broadway, nr. Broome St.; 212-431-0080

A First Look at Via Dei Mille, Soho’s New Casual-Sceney Italian