Cesare Casella is noted for rosemary branches sprouting from his chef's-jacket pocket and for furnishing the Upper West Side with marvelous cured meats and fragrant sausages at Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto. His butchering skills are so adroit, he can play a pig thigh like a violin. His Upper East branch, nicknamed Il Ristorante, is a more formal affair, though there is a counter up front selling salumi and selected formaggio. At dinner they make for a spectacular antipasto platter and at lunch serve as topnotch ingredients for panini. Oscar-winning art director and production designer Dante Ferretti (Hugo, The Aviator) conceived the dining room's colorful frescoes, statues and columns that evoke ancient Rome and Pompeii. Standout dishes include orecchiette with lamb sausage, radicchio rosso and Pecorino Romano, grilled beef tenderloin with fontina cheese and Cesare's signature heirloom beans.