Brunch (and More) at Alfredo 100

Brunch (and More) at Alfredo 100

As I’ve mentioned time and time again, brunch is a way of life for New Yorkers, and, recently, Alfredo 100—a popular Italian restaurant that serves delectable lunch and dinner options—got in on the not-quite-breakfast, not-quite-lunch game by adding an Italian-style weekend brunch to its extensive offerings.

The lively restaurant, which opened up shop in a large space formerly occupied by Bice in March 2014, pays homage to the original Roman restaurant, Alfredo, founded in Italy in 1914 and creator of fettuccine alfredo. The expansive setting is a mix of “retro meets modern” décor, with whimsical touches—such as Roman-themed murals by American caricaturist Al Hirschfeld.

As the name and its back story suggest, the restaurant is world-renowned for its famous fettuccine but other noteworthy options from the à la carte menu include even more freshly made pastas, paired with savory sauces (think flavorful lasagna, a typical dish from Bologna; and gnocchi ai funghi, the comforting dough dumplings paired with Portobello cream and summer truffles), plus traditional Roman meat and fish options, like osso buco and grilled branzino, and other enticing morsels such as salumi e formaggi, Italian mixed cheeses and cold cuts, olives and roasted peppers; and Insalata Caprese, a refreshing dish of buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and balsamic vinegar.

On Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., brunch enthusiasts can enjoy live jazz music while feasting on the likes of Poached Eggs Alfredo, with spinach, mushrooms, English muffins, summer truffles and hollandaise sauce; or Frittata Caprese, with heirloom tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and fingerling potatoes. Tasty sides include homemade chicken pesto sausage, bacon, yogurt and more. Foodies can wash down selections with one of the creative brunch cocktails—the “Maria La Sanguinaria,” Alfredo 100’s version of a Bloody Mary, is served with stuffed olives and a bacon straw—or the restaurant’s selection of juices named after famous Italian movie starlets. To view the complete brunch menu, click here.

The restaurant also serves a prix fixe lunch Monday thru Friday, which allows customers to pick any salad and any pasta from the à la carte menu for $29. For more on Alfredo 100, click here.


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