SERGIMMO SALUMERIA: A SOUTHERN ITALIAN BISTRO IN NYC
From the outside, Sergimmo Salumeria looks like a small Italian deli but upon walking in and seeing the extensive menu on the wall I realized that I've stumbled on a Southern Italian gem. The restaurant is very charming and intimate with only six tables. The cured meat hanging from the ceiling and the display of cheeses and antipasto gives it a deli feel but they serves paninis, salads, pastas, and even wine (yay for wine).
The family owned restaurant is managed by brothers, Sergio & Massimo Badalamenti, and inspired by their Sicilian heritage. Something about every dish I tried was truly unique, it tasted homey and comforting.
The carbonara had extra garlic, finely diced pancetta cubes, and the perfect ratio of creamy sauce to pasta.
The arancini rice ball is usually served with a meaty sauce in the middle surrounded by rice and then fried. At Sergimmo, they mix all the ingredients to gether then fry them so you taste all the ingredients in every single bite. It is served with a thick, rich tomato sauce seasoned to perfection.
They make fresh mozzarella in house so adding prosciutto, arugula, and balsamic on fresh ciabatta was just heaven.
This was my first time having Caponata, a chilled eggplant salad with celery, onions, and olives. It was light with subtle seasoning that allowed every ingredient to shine through.
For dessert I had the homemade tiramisu, moist rainbow cookies, and freshly piped cannoli. And in true Italian fashion, chased it all down with an espresso.
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Sergimmo Salumeria - 456 9th ave, New York, NY