Upscale Italian coming to former Girello space

I never noted here that Girello closed — I guess during the pandemic? I can check in with Walker’s… But either way, now coming in its place at 11 Varick is what (I assume, since otherwise it would be too much of a coincidence) is a second offshoot of Osteria Carlina in the West Village and the third restaurant of three pals from Turin. (For the record, Girello opened in 2011.)

Carlo Rolle, Moreno Cerutti, and Davide Poggi Ferrari first opened San Carlo Osteria Piemonte on Thompson to feature the cuisine of the Alpine foothills (Piemonte is the capital of Turin). Cerutti and his wife (along with other investors) opened Osteria Carlina in December 2021 at Hudson and Morton.

When it opened, Eater raved about the flavors and the prices: there’s a separate truffle menu where a plate of angel hair goes for $80. (The regular mains range from $28 for the pizza to $47 for the veal chop.) From Eater: “The most fabled dish in this region is vitello tonnato ($19). It mystifies many American gourmands that a sauce made from canned tuna can be spectacular, but then this is no Chicken of the Sea tuna salad sandwich. Here the tinned seafood is transformed into a sauce so smooth and airy it seems to have no texture at all, just briny beige deliciousness. The sauce is poured over curls of pink roast veal served at room temperature.”

More TK.



  1. Lots and lots of good Italian in this hood. This will be a fantastic addition.

  2. Great news!! We have always received excellent care from their wonderful staff and enjoyed delicious food at their Hudson and Morton location. Bonus for us…closer to home now!! 🍝

  3. Such a wonderful addition to the neighborhood! We love their other 2 locations and even threw our daughter’s 2nd birthday at San Carlo. Amazing owners and fantastic food. Looking forward to having them even closer.

  4. It’s going to be a huge success!
    A very talented team. Fantastic hospitality