Mirso Lekic, owner of the well-known Upper East Side restaurant Il Valentino, is relocating to 59th St and First Avenue and renaming his establishment Il Valentino Osteria. But its specialty Tuscan cuisine will make the trip.
The restaurant was formerly located in the Sutton Hotel at 330 East 56th St.
Il Valentino Osteria brings 20-year tradition of serving Tuscan cuisine to UES residents and visitors. The elegant spot was a frequent by celebrities, moguls and NYC pols, as well as United Nations dignitaries.
Lekic says he picked the new location because of its proximity to his customer base. Once he zeroed in on the space, he called in Dan Sehic of C3D Architecture. Sehic fused traditional and modern design elements to create an elegant, yet welcoming dining room.
Franco Lucic of LMF Group designed the tabletops and chairs, crafted from Mango wood. Table and chair legs are a contrasting metal design.
Banquettes line the walls made of leather with gold thread detail to accentuate the rustic ambiance. The wooden bar-top is complimented by metal bar stools.
Il Valentino Osteria’s Executive Consulting Chef Erminio Conte, formerly Executive Chef of Serafina, and Sous Chef Lauro Sucuz, formerly of Petalumaand Elios, have crafted a menu of Tuscan favorites.