Florence’s Cantinetta Antinori Gets the New York City Pop-Up Treatment

A famous Florentine restaurant, Cantinetta Antinori, comes to New York for a brief time next month…

Mondrian SoHo, one of New York City’s more high-spirited hotels, turns to Florence for inspiration for its first-ever pop-up restaurant. From October 3 through 6, diners can enjoy a selection of Cantinetta Antinori’s signature dishes in the hotel’s inaugural pop-up enterprise, which will be set up in the hotel’s ground-floor dinner-party room.

Cantinetta Antinori, a Florentine institution operated by the Antinori family, perhaps Italy’s top wine-making brood, is popular with locals and tourists alike. The restaurant was opened in 1957 by the Antonoris who have been cultivating wine since the 1300s. (Watch a video of the 60 Minutes profile of the Antinori family)

Today the Antinori family has six estates. The Florence restaurant serves, by bottle or glass, every one of the wines it produces.

A narrower wine selection will be available at the Mondrian Soho’s pop-up. The final menu was still in the works when we spoke to the Mondrian Soho this week. Judging from the restaurant’s original offerings, diners can expect a selection of Tuscan dishes.

There will be two seatings, one at 7 p.m. and one at 9:30 p.m. Price is $165 per person, including wines, taxes and gratuities. Call (212) 369-0000 or click here to purchase tickets. — Barbara Benham