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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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Eater | NYC Restaurant Openings

Il Divo — from Antonio Sinesi and Claudio Della Monica of fashion haunt Al Valentino in Milan — is a sumptuous addition to the already plush neighborhood. The pair have given the intimate 50-seat room the feel of a chic apartment. Located at 1347 Second Ave., at East 71st Street, which long housed Per Lei, there are antique wooden pieces, curtains and striped wallpaper courtesy of Ralph Lauren, and countless framed photos of Rudolf Valentino, the restaurant’s inspiration.

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Eater | The Hottest Restaurants in Manhattan Right Now

Eater ranked us 3rd in their list of the hottest restaurants in Manhattan

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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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