Adelina’s: New Wine On Tap Bar

You can’t get more eyetalian with a name like Toby Buggiani, who is a newcomer on the Greenpoint bar scene and is opening Adelina’s, named after his Nonna, where the recently closed Gypsy Bar was on Greenpoint Ave.

Toby’s bar is a fraschetta, which he described as “a blue collar wine bar,” similar to those in Rome, where he was born. Wine, not only Italian, will be on tap, served in a glass or carafe. Just 5 reds and 5 whites. And 2 types of beer.

In the daytime we can look forward to cappuccino, espresso and fresh cornetti, which are sweet Italian croissants. He hopes to introduce truffled eggs with fontina and asparagus, pizza frita (served at Forcella in Williamsburg) & arancini (RICE BALLS!), with the help of Will Levatino (of Arancini Brothers) and Dan Ross (of Vinegar Hill House).

Adelina’s will be Toby’s first bar, but he comes with a lot of experience as the former manager of Cafe Reggio, an Italian joint in NY on Macdougal St that opened in 1927 and “introduced the first cappuccino to the US,” he said.

Why Greenpoint? He looked at a lot of different areas but, “nothing struck me in the way Greenpoint struck me,” he said.

Adelina’s is opening in mid-June 2012.

Further Reading:

Tree Hugger: Wine on Tap: A Cheaper, Greener and Fresher Alternative to Bottles
NY Times: On Tap? How about Chardonnay & Pinot Noir
Gawker: Wine Snobs are Enemies of the Environment
Grub Street: Drink Wine on Tap in Astoria

About Jen G

After living in NYC my entire life, I found the strongest sense of community in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Running this blog is truly an honor and the best part is meeting its readers in real life. Everyday I am energized by smiles and inspiring conversations with fellow Greenpointers who tirelessly do and create incredible things that are good for our community and share the same love I have for life here. If you see me walking with my little dog "D" - please say hi!


  1. em says:

    fyi: cafe reggio is in greenwich, not the les

    • Jen G says:

      Caffe Reggio – 119 MacDougal Street – New York, NY 10012 – Tel. (212) 475-9557

      Maybe there is another one in Ct.

  2. dpatrick1a says:

    Greenwich Village not the Lower East Side. That address is correct. I used to go there often.


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