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At Lodi, Ignacio Mattos Wants to Fulfill All Your Midtown Noshing Needs

At Lodi, Ignacio Mattos Wants to Fulfill All Your Midtown Noshing Needs


When the powers that be in the Rockefeller Center leasing department first approached Ignacio Mattos to help usher in a new culinary era for the midtown landmark, he was up for the challenge. And then when the prime Bouchon Bakery corner location became available, he started planning the Italian ideal of a caffè — the kind of place that is ready to serve every quotidian need, from morning coffee to afternoon panino to evening aperitivo and light supper. He named it Lodi, not for the city in California or the borough in New Jersey or even the province in Lombardy but for a conjugation of the Italian verb lodare, meaning “to praise.”



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