About Rana Restaurant
Step inside Giovanni Rana Pasta Kitchen and guests are greeted warmly by a treasure trove of beloved artifacts specially transported to the U.S. to adorn the modern, industrial aesthetic of the Chelsea Market restaurant and shop. Hanging from the exposed brick wall by the bar is Mr. Giovanni Rana’s Guzzino, a vintage red motorbike bought secondhand that he rode to hand-deliver his fresh pasta to the groceries over five decades ago. Throughout the restaurant, materials and objects refer to the iconic tools and dedication to pasta making, from the first pasta cutter used by Rana to make tortellini by hand to the first machine he created to make ravioli. The bar is decorated by 200 graters found in flea markets of Italian piazzas, hanging handmade copper pots and pans, and the ultimate display of passion for pasta, a glass-enclosed the Pastificio where three machines offer an up-close view of carefully crafted pasta making.