The New York Times | Off the menu

The chef Massimo Sola has been involved in several New York kitchens, including Sola Pasta Bar in SoHo. The latest is in an intimate Italian restaurant owned by Antonio Sinesi and Claudio Della Monica.

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This Upper East Side Restaurant Is The Chicest New Hot Spot In Town

Following 15 years of success at his first restaurant in Milan, Al Valentino, Italian restauranteur Antonio Sinesi has made the move stateside to open New York’s chicest new hot spot. 

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Insatiabile Critic | Il Divo: Dinner with the Gentry

Sitting at this tiny table in Il Divo, celebrating Valentino and eating tagliolini, I feel transported from my everyday existence. Sweeping through the velvet curtain is like entering another world.

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Modern Luxury | Il Divo Opens on the Upper East Side From the Man Behind Milan’s Al Valentino

At the Upper East Side’s new Il Divo, the walls tell too many stories to count. The back section of the restaurant is absolutely covered with black- and gold-framed, 1920s memorabilia: vintageNew Yorker covers, an ad for the Grand Hôtel de Paris, a black-and-white photo of Village Cigars at Christopher Street and multiple movie posters and autographed portraits of the famed Rudolph Valentino.

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TAC | 14 Restaurants That Prove the Upper East Side is Cool Again

Vibe: An homage to the late Italian-American actor Rudolph Valentino, Il Divo is an outpost of restaurateur Antonio Sinesi’s Al Valentino in Milan

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Grub Street | A Guide to All the Very Italian Restaurants Taking Over New York City

New York has never had a shortage of old-school red-sauce spots or exuberantly expensive odes to Italian cooking, but the last few months have seen a serious uptick in restaurants and cafés from Italians eager to introduce New Yorkers to the way Italy eats now…

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New York Post | NYC’s best new Italian restaurants

Who knew that timid Upper East Side tastes could tolerate so much pleasure! At this elegant corner spot, where images of silent film star Rudolph Valentino festoon the walls, executive chef Matteo Limoli’s hearty, richly conceived Italian classics almost make you wistful for winter…

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