New eateries in the area

Photo credit: Daniel Maurer for Grub Street

Tonalli Restaurant - Photo credit: Daniel Maurer for Grub Street

Here is the word on two new eateries in Harlem. The first we already heard about a few months back, but the other is relatively new and comes via New York Metromix.

According to Zinc Plate Press blog, the signage for the new Italian bistro is going up. The name, which was tipped off to be Cafe Adriatico, has been changed to Frizzante. The new Eighth Avenue is really coming along with new restaurants and lounges popping up along the strip.

Next up is Tonalli, located farther uptown. Read more on NY Mag and Grub Street. Ciao for now.

The amorphous area where West Harlem meets Washington Heights, in the West 150s, isn’t known for a wide range of dining options. Which makes this quaint newcomer a welcome addition. The menu leans Italian, with basic homemade pastas like penne alla vodka and lobster ravioli, while mains include braised lamb chops and grilled cornish hen. Tonalli’s just a stone’s throw from City College, and the prices are equally student-friendly: Pastas top out at $11, while mains hover around $15 a pop. (3628 Broadway between 149th and 150th Sts., 212-926-0399)