On Monday night, dinner service begins at Massoni, chef and Top Chef competitor Dale Talde's first Manhattan restaurant in the Arlo NoMad hotel, where he's promising to deliver some "inauthentic Italian" food. The fusion motif's a popular one for Talde, who's previously mined pan-Asian flavors and dishes, elevated pub grub and once made Thanksgiving ramen.

Massoni's firmly rooted in Italian dishes, but Talde'll flip the switch a bit, like the Biriyani Rice Balls with cool ranch raita (a yogurt-based condiment) and spicy tomato dipping sauces, a Caesar salad with nori, and Vietnamese Beef Shank Agnolotti bathing in a charred onion beef broth with bean sprouts and thai basil.

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Pepperoni pie (Clay Williams/Gothamist)

The core of the restaurant's offerings come from the carb category, including pastas—the Rigatoni a la Singapore with clams, shrimp, Italian sausage, Chinese broccoli and XO sauce sounds particularly enticing—along with pizzas that look to share some DNA with a popular Brooklyn pizzeria. The pizzas—which are available at the restaurant and by the slice at the downstairs takeout counter—look hefty and come in combinations like clam, potato and parsley and sweet fennel sausage, tomato and mozzarella with a side ranch.

Talde and team will provide all the food and beverage in the hotel, so in addition to Massoni and the takeout counter, they'll also be shaking up cocktails at the second floor bar, BARlo, where guests can eat the full restaurant dinner menu alongside. Then in the spring, they'll open The Heights, a rooftop watering hole serving cocktails inspired by NYC locales with "Heights" in the name, such as Crown, Washington and Brooklyn.

11 East 31st Street, (212) 951-1141; massoninyc.com

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