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Finally, Aperol Spritzes Sparkle Up Seventh Avenue South

Via Carota’s long-awaited sister bar brings Italian drinking culture to a bustling West Village corner.
Jody Williams, left, and Rita Sodi at Bar Pisellino.

BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM, the newly crowned James Beard Foundation Best New York City Chefs Jody Williams and Rita Sodi own a French-inspired “gastrothèque” (Buvette), a traditional Tuscan ristorante (I Sodi), and a lively Italian neighborhood canteen (Via Carota), all within a three-block West Village radius. What was needed to make their mini-fiefdom complete, according to the couple, was a classic Italian bar—the kind of civilized oasis they loved to visit in the old country’s cultural

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