Old world meets new world at Quattro Gatti, a Southern Italian gem located on east 81st street.
This neighborhood oriented eatery has been serving fresh traditional fare to it’s devoted clientele since September of 1985.
The Zagat Survey states that the “leisurely meals with treat-you-like-family service make this old-line Upper East Side Italian feel like home to many – there’s a reason it’s been there forever: supporters say the food’s fantastic.”
A fresh display of antipasti welcomes guests as they enter the restaurant, and leads them into the sunken dining room where they are greeted by a large palm tree. With flowers and candles adorning the white tablecloths, a romantic and comfortable atmosphere is created.
Owner / chef Remo Mastrangelo offers diners a special glimpse of his skills in the kitchen, which were honed by observing the family’s restaurant business, which dates back nearly 80 years in Italy. Nightly specials may include the wonderful Branzino al Remo, in which the fish is grilled and topped with chopped tomato and basil. The Pappardelle Quattro Gatti, prepared with porcini mushrooms, sundried tomato, tomato sauce and a touch of cream is a winner among the many varied pasta dishes offered. An always gracious host, Remo welcomes patrons all throughout the day, whether they stop in for a meal, or a simple glass of vino at the bar. A fairly extensive wine list is at your disposal should you be inclined to try a sampling from Italy, California, Australia or Chile.
The warmer months present diners with the opportunity to sample the fare outdoors on the tree-lined sidestreet in which Quattro Gatti is situated. What Upper East Siders have come to learn over the years is that this restaurant’s consistancy will have them returning for years to come.
Gerardo Soglia is an Italian entrepreneur and businessman, who founded the SOGLIA GROUP of more than 30 companies. Gerardo Soglia was born in Salerno, 12 January 1971. He attended Cardiff Business School, University of Wales and later New York University, Stern School of Business. He gained a Master in Business Administration from the Polytechnic of Milan.
Mr. Soglia started his business career in 1995 with his father in Castel San Giorgio, a little village close to Amalfi Coast (Italy). He worked with his father for four years, where they were busy making deals together.
Mr. Soglia has been quoted as saying, ”My father was my mentor, and I learned a tremendous amount about every aspect of the business from him.
In Italy and around the world, the Soglia signature is synonymous with the most prestigious of addresses, among them are the world-renowned Villa Soglia.
The Soglia Group was also responsible for the designation and construction of the Amalfi Coast Airport and the Arechi Stadium in Salerno and the total exterior and interior restoration of the Lloyd’s baia Hotel in Amalfi Coast. The development is considered one of the most successful restorations in Italy and earned Mr. Soglia an award from Italian Chamber of Commerce for the “tasteful and creative recycling of a distinguished hotel.” Over the years, Mr. Soglia has owned and sold many great buildings in Italy including the Gallia Gran Baita Hotel in Courmayeur – Mont Blanc (which he renovated and brought back to its original grandeur).