Luigi's Opens on Clematis
Proprietor Glenn Frechter, who also owns the Cabana chainlet, tabbed one-time Café Martorano chef Nelson Benitez to head up the kitchen of the casual, modestly priced joint, where only one entrée tops $20.
There is, of course, pizza, from the DIY American-style pie to specialty pizzas like ones with Little Neck clams, garlic, white wine and parsley and the classic pizza bianca.
The usual starters (meatballs, fried calamari, minestrone) give way to an assortment of heroes and paninis, a lengthy list of pastas (spaghetti carbonara, penne alla vodka and baked ziti among them), and entrees that include veal medallions in a variety of guises, shrimp scampi and zuppa de pesce.
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