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Rughetta -> Luna Rossa

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Rughetta (85th & 1st), one of my favorite local Italian restaurants, has now become Luna Rossa. The menu is essentially the same (including some dishes with Rughetta in the name), but the decor and wait staff have changed since the last time we went. The food was at least as good.

Anyone know if it's just a name change or a change in management?

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Rughetta
347 East 85th Street, New York, NY 10028

Luna Rossa
647 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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  1. Luna Rossa is under new management with a new chef and we just had a very good dining experience. I always loved Rughetta but think this food is better. The atmosphere is less traditional - somewhat over-stylized, but did not detract from the experience. The only thing I missed from Rughetta was their wonderful crispy and cheesy bread. Give it a try: I think you will enjoy it.
    Michael

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    Luna Rossa
    347 E 85th St, New York, NY 10028