Many restaurants give lip service to sustainability.

Sustainability, however, is a core value of the Mediterranean dining tradition and therefore one of our core values at Amali.

When the United Nations named the Mediterranean dining tradition a Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010, it wrote that at its core, the Mediterranean dining tradition "is rooted in respect for the environment and biodiversity."

At Amali, the proof of our wholistic commitment to the (very Mediterranean) ideal of sustainability is in plain sight, in the glass and on the plate.

But sustainability doesn’t end with food, wine and design. True sustainability is also economic.

In our case, that takes several forms - participating in the Restaurant Worker Healthcare Cooperative, donating to New York City's Million Trees fund to plant trees on our street and working with New York City public and private schools. If you are interested in learning about the ways which we can help your school, email jason@amalinyc.com. References for our work with schools are available upon request.