Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone


Rich Torrisi & Mario Carbone are the chefs/owners of Torrisi Italian Specialties in New York City’s Little Italy. Torrisi Italian Specialties opened in late 2009 and received glowing reviews including two stars in The New York Times, and five stars from New York Magazine. Rich and Mario have individually worked in the world’s top kitchens including Del Posto and Café Boulud. Their casual restaurant takes a new look at Italian American food with interpretations of classics such as Eggplant Parmesan using fine dining techniques. The menu is fixed-diners choose entrees only-and the door has a strict no-reservations policy.