Restaurant Write-up: Osteria Carlina (Italian)

Osteria Carlina
West Village
455 Hudson Street
b/t Barrow & Morton Streets

Since going out to dinner kid-free was really difficult over the last year+, each night out that we've had since being vaccinated has been even more exciting.  We made plans with friends for dinner this past weekend, and they suggested Osteria Carlina.  This Northern Italian restaurant opened in the West Village only 1.5 months ago. So I was definitely excited to try a new spot and to head to a neighborhood I really hadn't been to since the pandemic started (yikes!). 

We started with a bottle of great Montepulciano and some appetizers:
Battuta di Fassona - Hand-cut Piedmontese beef tartare
Tagliere di affettati misti con burratina cremasca - A platter of mixed cured meats, traditional burrata cheese, and roasted red peppers
The restaurant is known for its hand-made pasta, so I knew that's what I was going to go with.
Tagliatelle al ragu vegano “Impossible” - Pasta with “Impossible” vegan ragu cooked in traditional style
Coniglio ripieno con prosciutto e spinaci - Slow cooked rabbit, stuffed with prosciutto and spinach
And not pictured (because I'm willing to bother Adam, but don't want to drive friends too crazy!):
Paccheri ai gamberi con ricotta e pesto - Fresh paccheri pasta with prawns, ricotta cheese and pesto
Tagliatelle al ragu’ di coniglio - Fresh tagliatelle with rabbit ragu

The meal was excellent, and it was a great night out! I wish the restaurant lots of success as word spreads about this little gem in the West Village.