Locanda Verde is an affordable, casual neighborhood Italian tavern in TriBeCa serving Andrew Carmellini’s Italian cooking.

The dining room has shelves of wine and books, comfy banquets, wooden tables, and a view of the wood-burning oven and the open kitchen. During the summer, Locanda Verde has outdoor cafe seating on Greenwich Street’s broad sidewalks.

Andrew’s food at Locanda Verde is as casual and easygoing as the space. The menu features, for instance, Lamb Meatball Sliders with Caprino and Cucumber; Porchetta de la Casa with Black Kale; and Gigatone a la Pescatora with Shrimp Meatballs. Karen DeMasco, one of the city’s best pastry chefs is in charge of breads, pastries, and desserts.

Her menu includes Spumoni all Napoletana with Cherries; Toasted Almond Semi-Freddo; and hand-made gelati and sorbetti. The wine list features reasonably priced bottles from every region in Italy; and, of course, Locanda Verde offers Moretti and other specialty beers on tap. A back room, done in italian country style, is available for private events.

For more information on menus and special events, please visit www.locandaverdenyc.com or call 212.925.3797.