Private Air New York

Summer 2015

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Page 61 of 93 Private Air New York | Summer 2015 62 DINING W alk into Fresco by Scotto, Midtown Manhattan's beloved temple to Italian fare, and the first thing you notice – after the tantalizing scents wafting through the restaurant, of course – is that everyone seems to be having a fabulous time. When we visited in March, it was one of those dark, blustery days that can leave winter-worn New Yorkers feeling a bit on the surly side, but at the buzzing eatery on 52nd Street spring was already in the air. Flowering branches explode from the Tuscan urn on the polished copper bar, waiters bustle about, diners are chatting animatedly, glasses are raised in countless toasts and from her perch at the hostess stand in the front of the house, Marion Scotto is welcoming guests with a big smile, a warm handshake… and the occasional hug. "People are sometimes surprised to find us at the restaurant, but we're almost always here," says the matriarch. "Even on our days off, you'll usually find us wandering in at some point. We like being here." e "us" Marion refers to include members of the Scotto clan - namely Anthony Jr., Elaina and Rosanna- who together with mom, are the familiar faces of Fresco by Scotto. How New York's Scotto Family Built An Empire, One Meal At A Time By Gina Samarotto / Photography by Angela Altus TUTTO IN FAMIGLIA Marion, Anthony Jr and Elaina Scotto in the dining room of Fresco by Scotto Antipasto Scotto Style

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