HotFlash: Chef Shea Gallante to Debut Italian Kitchen in Ardsley
We heard that Chef Shea Gallante was opening a restaurant in Ardsley, so we rang him up—on Monday, at home, which was a pretty dishraggy move. Everyone knows that chefs take Mondays off so that they can live like humans for 24 hours. Still, Gallante could not have been sweeter as he took my call while on marathon hold with the phone company. Turns out that Gallante’s experience of first-time sole ownership means that this rocket-hot young chef is spending his day off performing grunt tasks like pestering the phone company and making paint runs to the hardware store. “My wife picked out the color for the restaurant—she picked it by the code—but, when I got there, I realized that the color was called ‘semolina.’ That kinda stuck in my mind.”
Gallante is coming off wild successes at Manhattan’s Cru and Ciano, where he was universally praised for his urbane, updated takes on rustic Italian food. Gallante’s Ardsley spot, Italian Kitchen, will debut in mid-May and will be located at 698 Saw Mill River Road in a long, narrow space that once held...