Acclaimed Executive Chef Fabio Hakill, brings his culinary talents to Midtown with his fabulous new restaurant, Fabio Cucina Italiana. With nearly three decades of excellence in the culinary world, Chef Hakill has honed and sharpened the skills that he brought from his home country of Italy where he began his journey at the famed Il Caminetto in Rome. He came to New York in 1994, where he cooked in the kitchens of Park Side Restaurant, Piccolino, and finally as a partner and chef in Midtown. His creations have become the favorites of such A-List clientele such as Colin Powell, Alec Baldwin, and Joe Torre.
Fabio Cucina Italiana provides the ideal setting for anything from an intimate dinner for two, to a private celebration for 90. The new can’t miss dining destination also offers an exclusive option where guests can enjoy sophisticated ambiance and seamless service while enjoying the traditional, Old World flavors that are found only in truly fine Italian cuisine.
Signature dishes to be enjoyed include Fettuccine alla Fabio, made at your table by Chef Fabio, with porcini mushrooms and a delicate sauce that enhances the woody taste of the mushroom and Risotto Crema di Scampi, which features fresh fish in a velvety sauce. These dishes and more will pair excellently with the superb wine list that the restaurant offers.
To demonstrate his passion and dedication, not just to his dishes but to the customers that will dine at his restaurant, he will personally prepare any dish for a guest even if it’s not on the menu. Additionally, customers are welcome to bring their own for an additional corking fee, if it is not among the 18 fine wines served by the glass and 64 offerings by the bottle.
To provide the perfect setting for diners, Italian designer Dominic Gasbaroly created a restaurant rich with charm and character. Large red and gold banquettes run down the main room, separated by a table of Italian cookbooks from around the world. Italian sayings adorn the walls and two gothic chandeliers hang over a private dining area for 12 in the main room.
Fabio Cucina Italiana is delicious to all senses.
Address: 214 East 52nd Street
Hours: Monday-Thursday 12pm – 10:30pm, Friday 12pm – 11pm, Saturday 5pm – 12am, Sunday 5pm – 9:30pm