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O sole mio! Steal this sunny pasta recipe!

In this special feature, “Today” Food Editor Phil Lempert brings you recipes “stolen” (with permission) from notable restaurants across the world. See how much money you can save — and fun you can have — by cooking these dishes at home!This week: Fedelini della Nonna, from bar.vetro in New York Citybar.vetro, on Manhattan’s East Side, is a new restaurant, but not without history. Its

In this special feature, “Today” Food Editor Phil Lempert brings you recipes “stolen” (with permission) from notable restaurants across the world. See how much money you can save — and fun you can have — by cooking these dishes at home!

This week: Fedelini della Nonna, from bar.vetro in New York City

bar.vetro, on Manhattan’s East Side, is a new restaurant, but not without history. Its design is the brainchild of 24-year-old Frank Vivolo, a fourth-generation restaurateur. Collaborating with his father, long-time restaurant owner and chef Angelo Vivolo, they have crafted a menu featuring small plates known in Italy as “assagi.” Meaning “glass” in Italian, “vetro” refers to the muted green, transparent glass sheet that dominates the bar area.

About the chef:

Angelo Vivolo was raised above his family's original restaurant, Villa Vivolo in Brooklyn.  The restaurant "gene" in his family comes from his grandfather Carmine Vivolo, who grew up in the coastal town of Pozzuoli in the southern Italian Campania region and opened Villa Vivolo in 1931. (It closed only recently.)

Angelo, assigned every job from pot scrubber to potato peeler to chef to maitre d’, decided that the restaurant business was not for him. But after being a physical education teacher for nine years his restaurant "gene" finally resurfaced in 1976 and he opened La Pomme on Madison Avenue. A year later he opened Vivolo on 74th street, followed by Anche Vivolo in 1981. Also on 74th Street, Cucina Vivolo, a gourmet café with take-out, delivery and catering, opened in 1992.

(Please note that ingredient prices are estimates and based on national averages.)

bar.vetro

222 East 58th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)

New York, New York 10022

212-308-0112

www.vivolonyc.com/bv

Want to find out how you can make your favorite restaurant recipe at home? Just send e-mail Phil at Phil.Lempert@nbc.com with the name of the restaurant, city and state and the dish you would like to have re-created! Want to know more about Phil and food? Visit his website at www.supermarketguru.com.