Sociale, a restaurant specializing in Northern Italian cuisine, will soon be opening, according to manager Fancesco Nuccitelli. Nuccitelli, a native of Modena, Italy, came to the U.S. seven years ago, and got his first job at a restaurant in the East Village. “I thought I would be a manager, but they gave me a bike and some pizzas and said, ‘Manage these.'” From these humble beginnings, Nuccitelli worked his way up and learned his craft in several restaurants in Manhattan, before taking the big leap to now becoming restaurant manager.
Located on 72 Henry St., Sociale’s menu will feature the Northern Italian emphasis on béchamel sauce, as in its lasagna, and offer a taste of the experimental. If all goes well with the paperwork (the most glamorous part of restaurant management), Nuccitelli said Sociale will be opening in “about two weeks. Even my kids can’t wait.”