Meet Shawn Erwin at Pasta Vitto

When you’re starving after a day-long trip around Ithaca, a hearty portion of comfort food such as a plate full of pasta covered in thick homemade sauce sounds pretty good, right? “It’s certainly one of my favorite foods to eat,” says Shawn Edwin, general manager at Pasta Vitto, a new Italian restaurant that opened in October 2018 on the Commons. … Read More

Downtown Ithaca welcoming the Commons Kitchen

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance, City Mayor Svante Myrick, and additional public officials will welcome one of downtown’s newest restaurants, The Commons Kitchen, to the community during a ribbon cutting ceremony set for 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27.

The Commons Kitchen opening in Downtown Ithaca next month

Downtown Ithaca’s Commons, home to many excellent fine dining and fast food options, will soon have a family style restaurant added to its mix. Nadina Azzouay, a longtime home-cooker and the wife of Casablanca Pizzeria owner Adil Griguihi, is opening her own business, The Commons Kitchen at 124 East State St. (The Commons), the former Due Amici Ristorante site.