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Taverna de Bocco Opening Next Monday at 175 Ludlow
Taverna de Bocco is barely past due at 175 Ludlow Street. During our last checkup back in June, Naples-born owner Maurizio Crescenzo mentioned a post-July 4 launch date. At the time, the interior was an organized mess and the storefront bare. Now a month later, the pieces have come together, as it were. The facade was painted brown in the interim and the dining room is primed for business. We stopped in earlier this week for a progress report and learned that the establishment should open next Monday.
As previously mentioned, Taverna de Bocco will specialize in the cuisine of southern Italy. Not too much is known about the menu just yet, but sounds like it will be moderately priced for the neighborhood. And much like its predecessor, there are still plans to keep the garden dining active. As for the bar portion of the business, that’s still up in the air. Community Board 3 denied their application for a wine and beer license at the February SLA meeting.