From Time Out NY

Restaurant and bar openings: October 3-9, 2013

By Christina Izzo and Patty Lee

The following venues are expected to open by October 9th. Always call ahead, as openings can be delayed.

Barbalu Former Barbarini owners Stefano Barbagallo and Adriana Luque bounce back from Hurricane Sandy with this 120-seat Italian eatery at the same location. The husband-and-wife team scaled back the retail area, making space for a skylighted dining room packed with wooden two-tops. Slide into a brown banquette for classics like mozzarella-and-eggplant caponatina, fettuccine with shrimp and tomatoes, and torta di pinoli (pine-nut cake). At the expanded bar area, find charcuterie and cheese plates along with Italian wines225-227 Front St between Beekman St and Peck Slip (646-918-6565)


From Time Out New York

Barbalu (Restaurants)
"This venue is expected to open fall 2013. 
The former Barbarini space—destroyed by Hurricane Sandy—will get a new look and name from husband-and-wife team Stefano Barbagallo and Adriana Luque. The duo—half the team behind the original Italian joint—will shrink the retail area, but much of the Italian menu (cold-cut plates, spaghetti with sausage ragù) will be recognizable to regulars. Drinkers in the nabe will also have reason to cheer, as the refab brings a larger bar area with more small plates available for munching. 225–227 Front St between Peck Slip and Beekman St (646-918-6565, Early September.