On Friday, the West Village gained yet another Italian restaurant. But Pagani’s worth a try: Taavo Somer (Freemans, Gemma, Peels) designed the space, which housed the historic O. Pagani & Brothers music store in the early 20th century. Both the décor and the cocktail menu are nods to the restaurant’s former life. The Lusardi Group is overseeing the multiregional Italian menu, which includes dishes like baked veal meatballs, rigatoni with braised rabbit, and folded chicken with dried figs. Plus: Most entrées cost less than $20. Take a look at the space, the menus, and a few of the dishes, straight ahead.
Duck-leg confit with goat cheese, toast, and dried-cherry mustard.Photo: Melissa Hom
Farm-poached egg with oyster mushrooms, baby spinach, and crispy pancetta vinaigrette.Photo: Melissa Hom
The restaurant seats 64 — and there’s a semiprivate room for 14.Photo: Melissa Hom
Prime Bleecker real estate.Photo: Melissa Hom
Pagani, 289 Bleecker St., 212.488.5800