Corvo Bianco, an Italian restaurant that will serve lots of seafood, will open in the former home of Calle Ocho on 81st Street and Columbus Avenue this summer.

The restaurant, whose name means “white crow,” is co-owned by Luis Gonzalez Rul, who owns three restaurants in Mexico. This will be his first in the U.S., the New York Post says. Only 1 percent of crows are white, and the name gives the restaurant an air of “mystery,” Gonzalez Rul told the Post. It will have two bars and an upper level with a skylight.

Chef Andrea Cobbe is from Northern Italy, and the restaurant will feature Northern Italian food with an emphasis on seafood, the New York Times wrote.

The restaurant has already begun construction but won’t likely be open until at least July.

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    1. William says:

      Holy moly!

      With Bellini, Osteria Cotta, Nonna, Machiavelli recently opening up (just across from Nonna), and now Corvo Blanco, that’s quite a stretch of Italian eateries!

    2. amber78 says:

      sounds interesting, when will be open?

    3. Marco says:

      My best weshes, I will surely pass by to enjoy Andrea’s food when in NY.

      Good luck from France my old friend!

    4. vicky says:

      Desde Uruguay estamos preparando una excursión para darles las felicitaciones en persona. Avanti CORVO che la vittoria è nostra!
      Admiradores de Uruguay.