A New York City Italian restaurant is opening in the heart of historic Roslin Village. Felice’s, an all-day dining concept, will open on September 30 at 1382 Old Northern Boulevard.
The eatery serves classic Italian dishes and wines. Menu offerings include Crostone ricotta, fresh ricotta, Italian linden spiced with honey, figs and sliced almonds; Homemade Pasta Like Baked Gnocchi Formaggio e Tartufo with 24-Month Parmigiano-Reggiano, Tellaggio, Gruyere, Blue Cheese, and Black Truffle; and Tuscan-style mixed seafood, linguine a frute di mare with white wine sauce, garlic, fresh parsley and crushed cherry tomatoes.
The restaurant is owned by SA Hospitality Group. Its culinary director is Icopo Falai, a native Florentine. The executive chef is Nicolo Simone, who was born in Florence and attended the Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts School. Niccol spent many years cooking at ultra-luxury hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants, including the Four Seasons in Florence and the Glasshouse in London.
The restaurant’s intimate, open space was designed by Robert McKinley, whose clients include The Surf Lodge and Rushmeyers in the Hamptons. According to SA Hospitality, it is adorned with rustic materials and colors intended to harm “a bucolic landscape”.
Many of the space’s original design elements are complemented with vaulted ceilings, oiled woods, and exposed wooden beams in a lime-wash painted finish. The walls of the bar are decorated with bold colored stripes inspired by Florentine excursions.
Additional SA hospitality restaurants include Sant Ambroeus and Casa Lever.