The restaurant, which was located at 103 West 77th Street (off the corner of Columbus) served its last meal on January 1st, according to Eater. But no additional details were provided to the publication.
The Northern Italian restaurant served dishes including crispy black bass, ribollita, porcini pasta with snail and chianti ragu, turbot with sweet 100 tomatoes and milk-braised lamb, and a cold tripe salad.
Leonti was received positively by diners, winning four and five star rankings across various review sites.
Chef Adam Leonti became known for cooking Italian fare at hit Italian restaurant Vetri in Philadelphia. It seems he has done his research and is trying to make the new restaurant a seamless addition to the Upper West Side. The chef says he wants to “make that space less of a special occasion spot and more in a diner’s regular rotation”.
We’ll provide an update when we find out what will replace Leonti!