795 Fifth Ave (The Pierre Hotel, A Taj Hotel)
City: New York, NY
Phone: (212) 940-8195
Site: Visit the restaurant site
Chef: Filippo Gozzoli
Area: East 60s
The restaurant, named after legendary restaurateur Sirio Maccioni and designed by Adam D. Tihany, will be the sister restaurant to Sirio Ristorante at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, and part of the Maccioni Group of restaurants that includes Le Cirque and Circo. Sirio is no stranger to The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, as the hotel is where he opened La Foret lounge, restaurant and nightclub in 1972 and directed their operations for two years, just prior to opening Le Cirque in 1974. "Sirio Ristorante is my chance to offer diners an opportunity to experience the cuisine that my family and I enjoy while dining out throughout Italy," said Sirio Maccioni. "I'm looking forward to returning to The Pierre and sharing this part of my heritage with New Yorkers and visitors alike." Executive Chef Filippo Gozzoli, formerly of the five-star luxury hotel Park Hyatt Milan and two-starred Michelin restaurant Arquade at Hotel Villa del Quar in Verona, Italy, will oversee the kitchen at Sirio Ristorante New York. Italian-born Gozzoli has over 20 years of experience working in some of the world's top kitchens in London, Rome, Florence, and Milan. In 2007, he received the "Best Emerging Young Chef" award from Italy's premier business newspaper, "Il Sole 24 Ore." Chef Gozzoli's menu will feature contemporary and seasonal Italian cuisine.