Trattoria Machiavelli on 85th and Columbus is celebrating Carnivale this year from Jan. 27 to Feb. 6 with costumes, Venetian specialties and wines of the region, as well as special live music events. Zagat called Machiavelli one of the top restaurants in the West 80’s and gave it one of the best decor ratings in the neighborhood. The restaurant makes handmade pasta the traditional way and offers Northern Italian traditional fare.

carnivale3Carnivale is a wonderful, exciting spectacle. Thousands of tourists from all over the world visit Italy to participate in the magnificence and wonder of “Carnivale”, especially the Venice Carnival. This truly exceptional event turns the Venetian streets into a magical scene, celebrating fashion, lifestyle and culture for over 300 years.

Don’t miss the night of Opera on Feb. 3 with The Secret Opera and a night of Jazz and Masquerade on the closing evening, Feb. 6th.

And here’s another special sweetener: People who come to Carnivale with a mask and mention the West Side Rag will get a glass of prosecco when they order a meal!

See the full calendar of events below and learn more at the website.

519 Columbus Avenue

Friday Jan 29th
8pm until 10 pm Baroque Pearls and Gems with classical pianist Thomas Osuga and violonist Sho Omagari.

10pm until 12am Late night with Casanova with jazz pianist Tommy Mandel.
Saturday Jan 30th
1pm until 3pm Columbine’s breakfast with pianist Emiko Hayashi and guitarist Roger Blanc.

8pm until 10pm Venitian Boat Songs and Baroque Treasures with pianist Angela Laba.

10 pm until 12am Late night with Casanova with jazz pianist Joseph Charles.
Sunday Jan 31st
1pm until 3pm Arlechino’s breakfast with jazz pianist Joseph Charles at Trattoria Machiavelli, 519 Columbus Ave

7pm until 9pm A night of Jazz and Masquerade with jazz pianist Gabriel Jodorkovsky.
Monday Feb 1st
7pm until 9pm Venitian Boat Songs and Baroque Treasures with pianist Angela Laba.
Tuesday Feb 2nd
7pm until 9pm A candle lit evening of enchantment with Fawn Ferguson, Singer, Songwriter, Pianist.
Wednesday Feb 3rd
7:30pm until 9:30 The Secret Opera celebrates Carnival! Opera Graduates from Julliard and Mannes come together in a Secret Opera.
Thursday Feb 4th 
7:30pm until 9:30pm Casanova plays… with jazz pianist Tommy Mandel.
Friday Feb 5th
8pm until 10pm Baroque Pearls and Gems with classical pianist Thomas Osuga and violonist Sho Omagari.

10pm until 12am Late night with Casanova, jazz pianist Tommy Mandel.
Saturday Feb 6th
1pm until 3pm Arlechino’s breakfast with jazz pianist Gabriel Jodorkovsky.

8pm until 10pm Carnival Closing Night, a night of Jazz and Masquerade with jazz pianist Bob Trien and bass player Keith Mulhare.

10pm until 12am  Casanova bid farewell… with jazz pianist Joseph Charles.


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