Tromba Brings Italian Cuisine to 121 Ludlow

Posted on: November 8th, 2012 at 6:19 am by

Tromba sure picked a hell of a week to begin its operations at 121 Ludlow Street. The restaurant newcomer quietly launched on the Saturday before Hurricane Sandy, and stayed open through the resultant blackout. Ownership apparently had a generator to power up.

Tromba’s menu dabbles in Northern Italian cuisine, which is a stark departure from its Asian-leaning predecessors. Diners will also have the option to sip wine and beer, as a restaurant wine license is now in place. As for decor, one over-excited Yelper loves the “cozy apartment feel of the main leather couch surrounded by romantic light and eclectic books, which are not just props, but owner’s own collection.”

121 Ludlow is, of course, infamous for its inability to hold down a proper storefront tenant. Tromba is the fourth concept in five years of failure at this black hole of an address. Chickie Pig’s, anyone?

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    THE CURSE Fun fact: Tromba’s owner mentioned that he thinks the last few businesses here suffered from a “curse” . . . 121 Ludlow used to be a synagogue, and the old facade is still visible. The last few businesses (most famously Chickie Pig’s) were flagrantly un-kosher. Tromba does not serve any pig products (rare for an Italian spot!) to respect the history of the building and in hopes of lifting the curse.