Located on a bright downtown corner, Altro Paradiso serves chef-owner Ignacio Mattos' light, satisfying takes on Italian cuisine: a beloved fennel salad with provolone cheese, arancini dipped in Calabrian chili oil, and house-made candele cacio e pepe, to name but a few classics. Though Altro frequently ranks among the best places to eat in New York City, it's a pretty laid-back place that tends to attract quite a few regulars from the neighborhood.
At the moment, we are serving guests exclusively on our patio, which looks out onto Hudson Square. We’re also providing delivery and takeaway services, including a weekly To-Go Box filled with pastas, pantry items, sweets, and other dishes to enjoy at home.
Ignacio Mattos, Owner and Chef
Ignacio Mattos is the chef-owner of New York restaurants estela, Café Altro Paradiso, and Flora Bar. Born in Uruguay, he has a bold, singular style inspired by the city he now calls home, time spent in Europe and South America, and the mentorship of chefs Alice Waters, Francis Mallmann, and Judy Rodgers. Mattos first learned to make pastas and ragùs from his Italian grandmother, and he was the chef of Manhattan’s beloved Il Buco for five years.
In 2017, Esquire named Ignacio America’s Chef of the Year. His first cookbook, Estela, was ranked one of 2018's best by the New York Times Book Review.
During New York City's "Phase II" reopening, all outdoor dining is on a first come first serve basis.
We will provide as many guests as regulated by the city's safe reopening procedures, however space is limited.
A "Call Ahead" list will not be provided, but feel free to contact us at 646-952-0828 to gauge availability.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may occur.
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