Litro Gets New Name and Business ‘Model’

LitroSuzanne Rozdeba

Litro, the Italian restaurant that opened in May, is changing things up.

Riccardo Paletti, a native of Rome who owns the tiny spot with his brother Alessandro, said it will now be a lounge by named 308, after its location at 308 East Sixth Street, near Second Avenue.

Just how much of a lounge? Well, there will be a weekly “college party” and a weekly “model party,” he said. Tonight’s bartender is Veronika Kovarikova, who has modeled for La Perla.

“In the East Village, especially here on Sixth Street and with so many young people and students, we wanted to make it more affordable for everyone,” said Riccardo. “And here, people like more of a bar.”

The new menu features appetizers ($7 to $12) and panini ($8 to $15).