19 West Market Street, Rhinebeck
Gianni Scappin, chef/owner of Cucina in Woodstock and former co-owner of Gigi Trattoria, is back in Rhinebeck. Occupying the former Mill House Panda space, Market Street provides simple, contemporary Italian cuisine in a quaint and chic setting. The cozy space showcases décor that mirrors the understated yet approachable local-inspired menu. Diners may choose from a plethora of appetizers and small plates ranging from arancini with marinara sauce to prosciutto with figs, mozzarella and mint. Pastas such as lasagna verde with meat ragu and béchamel sauce are offered, as well as entrees including local bone-in aged sirloin alongside crispy fingerling potatoes, chickpeas, and sage topped with garlic-mustard aioli. Don't miss their pizzas, like the signature Caprina (fig-rosemary spread, Coach Farm goat cheese, pear, arugula, truffle oil) that are baked in the restaurant's wood-burning oven, a prominent feature of the rear dining room.