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    Welcome to Via Quadronno Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

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About Us

Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Via Quadronno, a restaurant and paninoteca, is the perfect stop after a visit to one of your favorite museums or on the way home from a long day.

With our warm and inviting atmosphere, you will find people standing at the coffee bar sipping espresso while crusty Paninis topped with cheeses, truffles, and high quality cured meats, are made to order in our tiny kitchen.

Steeped in Milanese traditions, Via Quadronno is famous for not only our mouth watering Paninis, but also for our unforgettable cappuccinos and scrumptious homemade pastries. One visit to Via Quadronno is all it takes to determine why it has become a New York’s dining critics’ favorite.

Our History

The name of Via Quadronno comes from a little street in the Porta Romana District in northern Italian City of Milano. For locals, the name brings back memories of legendary proportions because in the late sixties some “very special” panini’s were being prepared by a young former baker named Guiseppe Tusi at the “Bar Quadronno”. These panini’s became such a sensation that even the most upscale clientele, including glamorous regulars from Galleria del Duomo and San Babila, could not resist visiting.

In 1983, Giuseppe Tusi left Bar Quadronno and opened his own paninoteca named “Bar Crocetta”, located in Largo della Crocetta. The then quite established Giuseppe Tusi came with us to America in 1999, as a consultant, to help start Via Quadronno in NYC and the rest is history!

Legend of the Flying Boar

In Italy, Cinghiale (wild boar) meat is considered the finest sort of game, and Prosciutto di Cinghiale is a delicacy accorded much the same respect as the truffle. Individuals and companies that treat and cure the boar always leave its fur on the external skin, to distinguish it from ordinary pork (it is also much more costly). In the United States, the FDA does not permit the importation of boar prosciutto.

In 1968, Milano’s Bar Quadronno adopted the wild boar as its emblem; he is posed, sandwiched between two halves of a bread loaf to form a panino. When we opened Via Quadronno in New York in 1999, we displayed an artistic interpretation of this symbolic logo.

Mankind trained dogs and pigs to sniff for white truffles, assisting in the quest for this heavenly treat. Wild boars don’t need training: they instinctively know how to locate truffles, for they have been enjoying them for millennia. It is the boar’s nose for truffles that helped fuel his reputation as the undisputed gourmet of the animal kingdom.

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