Whenever I get called for Jury Duty, I’m always delighted to use the midday break to try out the neighborhood restaurants. Criminal court means visits to Chinatown and what’s left of Little Italy. But Civil Court is bang up against Tribeca, ever a hotbed of places I am dying to eat. There you’ll find Locanda Verde in the Greenwich Hotel on Greenwich St. (377 Greenwich St. www.locandaverdenyc.com Tel: 212 925-3797.) The restaurant hasn’t yet become as famous as its owner, Robert De Niro, but if they keep serving the Porchetta sandwich that Chef Andrew Carmellini makes there, it very well may.
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