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Dominic Mammoliti had a lot on his plate, but the opportunity was so tempting that he couldn't pass loading it up with one more thing. The owner of Calabresella New York Style Deli, a fixture in the Rochester area since the late 1960s, already had a busy shop in Gates, a relatively new location in Avon and a third shop in the Village of Fairport in...

Italian and dumplings don't usually go hand-in-hand, but Raviolo in New York City is making it happen. The fast-casual spot in the West Village is serving mash-ups like chicken parm buns and Italian ravioli served dim-sum style. It's your two favorite cuisines in one, and if you're in the city, it's an absolute must-try. In terms of ravioli, you ca...

Getting a seat at Rao’s is like buying a time-share. Since 1896 the tiny Italian-American restaurant has been serving up family-style lemon chicken and seafood salad beneath strings of Christmas lights on a corner in East Harlem. But after New York Times food critic Mimi Sheraton gave it a three-star review in 1977, Rao’s enacted a notoriously stri...

Delmonico’s in New York City was the first establishment to use the name “restaurant.” They were the first restaurant to have printed menus. They were the first restaurant to offer a cookbook. They were the first restaurant to serve women sitting without men at their own table (how shocking!) Delmonico’s was also the first dining establishment in A...

In the weeks before Easter, the Arthur Avenue section of the Bronx is bustling with shoppers who brave long lines and challenging parking to pick up traditional Italian delicacies, the best imported ingredients, and pastries. Danielle Oteri, whose great-grandfather was an early shopkeeper in the neighborhood, is often among the Easter shoppers as t...

After nearly 30 years at the same location in the East Shore community of Dongan Hills,  Café Luna continues to be a welcomed mainstay along Hylan Boulevard’s restaurant row, and distinguishes itself as one of first dining spots on Staten Island to offer alfresco dining. The cozy eatery where regulars return time and again for authentic Sicilian cu...

Alla conquista di New York con i panzerotti dal cuore orobico. È il progetto dell’imprenditore di Dalmine Giovanni Bonati che, insieme al cugino Angelo Magni, di Concorezzo, a giorni inaugureranno il primo locale a Manhattan. «L’idea vera e propria — chiarisce Bonati — venuta ad Angelo la scorsa estate che poi mi ha chiesto una mano per svilupparla...

Inside the kitchen of a cozy Staten Island restaurant, 84-year-old Maria Gialanella stuffs a creamy spinach and ricotta mixture into a ravioli mold, which will be cooked and served to dozens of hungry customers. Gialanella has no professional training. In fact, this is her first restaurant gig since her teenage years, but one qualification makes he...

Emilio Branchinelli sits in a cozy booth under warm lighting at his restaurant, Passione, in Carle Place. In front of him are two heaping plates of linguine with white clam sauce—one made with fresh linguine, the other with the boxed variety. The restaurateur, whose culinary lineage traces back to some of New York’s earliest pizza pioneers, wants t...

For this edition of Neighborhood Eats, we're headed to Queens for a taste of Italy. Senso Unico is Italian for "one way," and once you find your way to this spot in Sunnsyide, Laura and Vincenzo Garofalo hope you keep coming back. She's from Astoria, and he's from Italy -- where they met -- and opening their own restaurant in New York City was thei...

A new restaurant getting ready to open up on 5th Avenue hopes to make customers feel more like they're sitting at a pizzeria in Italy than one in New York City, owners said. L'Arte della Pizza Brooklyn, a collaboration between two Italian pizza chefs, is putting the final touches to its 172 5th Avenue storefront next week. The restaurant plans to h...

Giacomo Santangelo ran a successful linen cloth Italian restaurant in Brooklyn with his namesake. Yet when the business cut so severely into his family life, Giacomo felt it was time to make a change.  As luck would have it, someone approached him about buying his place. So he picked up with a more casual concept and similar moniker -- Giacomo's Wo...