What do you do when you’re a vegetarian opening a neighborhood restaurant? If you’re Emanuele Nigro and the spot is Osteria 57, you start eating fish again and create a space so cozy locals will feel completely at home. Nigro, a former food distributor, opened Osteria 57 in 2017 and has been perfecting his Italian take on pescatarian, vegetarian, and vegan fare since then.

Photo courtesy of Ag. Pravda Collective/Raoul Beltrame

The menu opens with rice flour battered cauliflower, crostini with eggplant caponata, classic croquettes, and perfectly cooked octopus with potatoes and olives. You’d be hard pressed to find someone who couldn’t find something to love on the menu.

Pastas include a pomodoro enhanced with burrata and a trendy cacio e pepe that can be made vegan friendly with cashew cheese. Larger entrees pair fish with tons of veggies and Italian flavors. The real star of the menu is the homemade panna cotta, which includes a mix of cooked and whipped creams for the lightest, fluffiest version of the dish you’ve ever had. The fresh fruit marmalade on the top takes it even more over the top.

Photo courtesy of Ag. Pravda Collective/Raoul Beltrame

Osteria 57 is launching brunch on March 2nd! The restaurant will be serving brunch on both Saturdays and Sunday from 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM so be sure to swing by!

Osteria 57
57 W 10th Street
Monday: 5:30–10:00 PM
Tuesday–Thursday: 5:30–10:30 PM
Friday–Saturday: 5:30–11:00 PM
Sunday: 5:00–10:00 PM