I had an early dinner at the bar at Corzetti, a hotel restaurant in the Hotel G near Union Square from Adriano Paganini’s Back of House restaurant group, which also runs Beretta, A Mano, Delarosa, Super Duper Burger, etc. Eater blurb here:
Corzetti’s theme is coastal Italy, e.g. Liguria. The name of the restaurant comes from a type of disc shaped Ligurian pasta, which is also featured on one of the pasta dishes.
I got in just early enough for the happy hour menu, which is served in the bar area every day between opening and 6:30pm.
I started with a Negroni ($10 Happy Hour)
Polpette ($10 Happy Hour)
Some meatballs made of short ribs and guanciale, tender and juicy. In a tomato sauce with some grilled toast.
Squid ($7 Happy Hour)
Nicely fried calamari with a light crispy batter and an aioli for dipping.
Focaccia di Recco ($18 + $4 for mortadella)
thin crescenza cheese-stuffed focaccia
A thin Ligurian flatbread filled with cheese. I added mortadella as a topping for an extra $4. Very good. The focaccia exterior was thin and crispy, and the melted crescenza cheese layer inside was a little tangy. Delicious, my first time trying this dish. Enough for two people.
Very good meal, will be back to try the handkerchief pasta with pesto.