Rumored for almost a year, the replacement for Sirio Ristorante at Aria will indeed be New York’s hit, retro Italian-American restaurant Carbone. The Maccioni family's restaurant occupied the space across from Jean Georges Steakhouse and Michael Mina's American Fish, now Bardot Brasserie, for five years before shuttering in December. Now, a very, very expensive remodel will take its place.
Covering 10,300 square feet, the estimated construction costs for Carbone run to a hefty bill of $3,214,963. That includes completely demolishing the room. The current plans estimate it will fit a maximum of 354 guests. Work is waiting to be begin.
Self-described as "simultaneously elegant, comfortable and unpretentious," the Carbone style features checkered tablecloths and old school waiters in bespoke, maroon dinner jackets preparing Caesar salad table-side. The look is herringbone tile floor, blue walls, exposed brick walls and an Italian-American red sauce restaurant vibe.
Operators Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick at their Greenwich Village original site promote seafood salad, linguini vongole, lobster fra diavola, chicken scarpariello and veal parmesan as some of their signature wares.
Open for lunch and dinner in New York, no details or official confirmation of the expansion has yet to be offered by the Carbone group or the Aria resort.