Il Porcellino, a trattoria from partners R.J., Jerrod & Molly Melman and chef / partner Doug Psaltis, opened Thursday, March 17, at 59 W. Hubbard Street. The rustic Italian menu focuses on housemade pastas, vegetable antipasti, focaccia pizzas and the signature dish, il porcellino, with heritage Berkshire pork and wild Umbrian cicerchia beans.
“We’ve had a long-time vision of opening a casual trattoria with dishes that showcase the more rustic side of Italian cuisine which pays respect to the great Italian home cooks around the world,” adds Psaltis. “These dishes are a culmination of our entire teams’ travels and serve as inspiration for the spirit of il Porcellino.”
The menu is a collaboration between Psaltis and chef de cuisine Aaron Martinez—formerly of San Francisco’s Quince restaurant and Intro’s third visiting chef.