Giovonni Rana is a fifty year old pasta maker from Verona, Italy. It first appears somewhat like Eataly with pasta for sale, a restaurant and some packaged Italian goods. It is not, in that pasta is elevated to a fine art here. The pasta for sale is magnificent showcasing hard to find styles like beet tagliatelle- normally found only in restaurants. Raviolis with paper thin exteriors look great. The beet tagliatelle only $2 for a quarter pound(serving for one) is quite a bargain. You can also dine in and the chef is reputed to be quite good. A great addition to Chelsea Market.
Native New Yorker, girl about town and culture vulture. Five borough foodie who will travel to the edge of another borough for that one boom bangin' meal. Finding those special places is my specialty. I dish urban adventures. Can despign custom food tours for visitors and locals alike, My brief stint at WOR with Joan Hamburg was an inspiration to start blogging. Franny has a penchant for all things NY urban glam.