Inside "Scuderia", Leyla Marchetto's New Digs On 10 Downing Street

by KATE WINICK · January 30, 2009

We stopped by the much-publicized and hotly-anticipated new restaurant Scuderia to catch up with the New York restaurant world's latest glamour girl, Leyla Marchetto and see her new digs at 10 Downing Street just a few weeks before the scheduled opening date.

The finishing accents all have that personal touch--the four owners and investors are bringing in art and decor from their own collection and programming the music into the state-of-the-art sound system, as well as providing blackboard paint and chalk in the bathrooms for you to vandalize with your terrible Italian or (no doubt) brilliant English witticisms.

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The combination of communal tables and regular seating, as well as an area available for private dining behind the bar, are pleasingly mixed-up and warm, and of course Scuderia continues in the great Marchetto tradition of outdoor seating during the summer--you'll be able to wave at proud papa Silvano across Sixth Avenue from one of 36 outdoor seats.

Photos: 1. The bar--currently stocked with leftovers from a 10:30am wine tasting 2.View into the main dining area 3.Communal table, kitchen window, massive espresso machine in the background.