The Citiblog

Bad Roman Brings Italian Goodness to Columbus Circle
February 14, 2023, 6:49.30 pm ET


Photos: Christian Harder

Bad Roman, from the group behind such destination restaurants as Don Angie’s, Zou Zou’s, Quality Bistro and others opens Friday, February 17th at 10 Columbus Circle in Manhattan.

Located in the former Landmarc space, the restaurant designed by GRT Architects [Don Angie, Cucina Alba, and Curtis Stone’s Georgie in Dallas], features vibrant orange hued banquettes, lush greenery hanging from the wood coffered ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular views of Central Park.

The whimsical menu draws inspiration from the Italian countryside to Little Italy in New York with shared bites of Roasted Garlic Babka and ‘Roni Cups with Ranch. There are Cherry Pepper Dressed Oysters from the raw bar, and Hamachi Crudo with Sicilian Pistachio.

House-made pastas include Osetra Caviar Gnocchi with creme fraiche and chives; Chicken Scarpariello Rigatoni with hot cherry peppers and sweet Italian sausage; Filettos topped with Cacio e Pepe Raviolo; and a large-format pasta for two featuring Whole Roasted Lobster and Calabrian Campanelle. Other options include Tuscan Fried Chicken; Scallops Piccata; and Dover Sole with oven-dried tomatoes and Castelvetrano olives. The flavors of Italy are also found in desserts like Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake and Sticky Toffee Panettone with ricotta ice cream.

After dinner drinks include the Vesuvius Bowl - set aflame tableside - with rum, Pinoli Orgeat, and lime; and Reverse Affogato with vanilla milk-washed vodka and espresso shaved ice. Other signature cocktails include Tequila Granita with blanco tequila, lime, Calabrian honey, and habanero shaved ice; Bad Ombré with rye, lemon, a Barolo float, and a Chinato sinker; and Roman Cocktail with rye, Campari, and hazelnut.

Bad Roman is open 7 days a week from 5-11pm, with reservations available via OpenTable. For more information, visit