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Penne a la Rah Rah Tre Formaggi with Truffle Oil
Penne a la Rah Rah Tre Formaggi with Truffle Oil
Kimberly Mufferi

Carbo-loading has never felt so good. NYC's Cucina Ciano just launched a new giving-back campaign where $15.00 will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - by the restaurant's partner/philanthropist Stewart Rahr - for every dish of Penne a la Rah Rah Tre Formaggi with Truffle Oil sold (up to $1 million dollars). The dish is economically priced at $7.00 making it a "no-brainer." You can get full and give back at the same time.

Farm to fork

Cucina Ciano is a seasonal ingredient-driven, casual atmospheric Italian restaurant on the Upper East Side at 181 E. 78th Street offering a simple farm-to-fork approach to Italian cuisine, allowing fresh quality ingredients to be the star. Cucina Ciano offers an extensive wine program which has a creative half bottle program.

Sneak peek at the menu

A sneak peek into the menu includes: Fresh Burrata Panzanella, Arugula Salad, Balsamic Glazed Octopus, Artichoke Salad, House Made Pappardelle with Pork Ragout with Caramelized Onions, Marcilla Grill Pork Chop with Mustarda Glaze and Tuscany Bean Ragout, and of course, the Penne a la Rah Rah Tre Formaggi with Truffle Oil.

Cucina Ciano location and hours

181 East 78th Street
New York City, NY 10075


Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm

Monday - Sunday: Begins at 5:00pm

Famous philanthropist

Rahr is the largest individual donor to the Metro New York chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation - in 2013, he donated $10 million to the Make A Wish Foundation, the largest contribution in its history. In 2012, Rahr donated $640,000 to the Israel Cancer Research Fund, the single largest source of private funds for cancer research in Israel. In 2012, Rahr donated $100,000 to the Salvation Army for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. In 2012, he donated $50,000 to help repair the Russian American Jewish Experience (RAJE) in Brighton Beach, which was also severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

When late entertainer Danny Thomas opened the doors to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 1962, he was not just changing the lives of those children who would walk through its doors. He was changing lives across the world. The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of its founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.

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