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From the look and feel to the food, Bad Roman is a departure from Quality Italian, the group’s Italian‑American steakhouse concept, and Don Angie, its Michelin-starred Italian restaurant.

New York City-based Smith & Wollensky parent company opens another Italian restaurant

The colorful and “maximalist” restaurant is an irreverent take on Italian cuisine from Quality Branded restaurant group

Bad Roman is the latest project from Quality Branded: the restaurant group behind popular New York City restaurants including Don Angie, Zou Zou’s, Quality Bistro, and others. The “modern and whimsical Italian spot” opened Feb. 17 in a third-floor space at The Shops at Columbus Circle and draws inspiration from around the world, including New York’s Little Italy as well as the Italian countryside. For now, Bad Roman offers dinner, but lunch and brunch will launch soon.

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