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Decisions, decisions. If you had to go to one pizzeria in each of New York's 62 counties, which would be the ones? That's a "Pie in the Sky" question for most, who likely wouldn't be able to name more than a handful of counties. But a website has come out with its answers. In presenting them, newyorkupstate.com says its choices may not be the best...

After much planning and research, Michael Lombardi opened Il Pallino in Richmond Valley over Columbus Day weekend.  The bistro marks his first foray into restaurant ownership.  And despite the long, intense hours putting the place together, Michael declares, "I'm having fun." With a love for cooking, Michael sees himself a natural for the restauran...

Italian-American actor Chazz Palminteri, best known for starring in “A Bronx Tale”, grew up in an Italian-American home in the Bronx, New York. He was born Calogero Lorenzo Palminteri on May 15, 1952. Palminteri has very fond memories of his upbringing in the Belmont section of the Bronx. Growing up in a tough area gave him the life lessons that wo...

Il vessillo della Trinacria sventola orgoglioso tra le strade di Manhattan. I colori e I’iconografia tipica  dell’Isola fanno da scenografia al camioncino Made in Sicily più famoso di tutta New York. Si chiama “Picciotto New York City” ed è il food truck che Alessandro Ancona, pizzaiolo e chef di Castellamare del Golfo, ha inaugurato nel 2016 per l...

Starbucks’ new Italian bakery and café, Princi, has already made its U.S. debut in Seattle and Chicago. Now, it’s coming to New York. The counter-service restaurant, which sells coffee, food, beer, wine, pizza, and dessert, will be opening its doors in Manhattan’s Theater District on October 25. Princi, from Italian artisan baker Rocco Princi, has...

A little more than two years after the Settepani family announced its restaurant rebranding, the new rendition of Bruno's has officially arrived on the Staten Island dining scene. The bakery and restaurant are located at 1650 Hylan Blvd., Dongan Hills; 718-987-5859,PasticceriaBruno.com.  "We are a family-owned business for over 45 years," said Fina...

For more than 70 years, A.J. Trucco has specialized in importing and distributing dried fruits and nuts, in addition to a wide range of other specialty items. The Bronx, NY-based company is known as a premier produce distributor throughout the east and beyond. In early September, Nick Pacia, president of A.J. Trucco told The Produce News that the c...

Get ready New York – from November 5 to 18 you can enjoy two-course lunch and dinner specials at any of our Eataly NYC Flatiron restaurants! Here at Eataly, our chefs are constantly coming up with new dishes and menus inspired by seasonal ingredients, Italian traditions, and what our farms provide. Trust us when we say that there's always a reason...

Italian-American restaurants are simple. They’re not known for their freewheeling interpretations of classics or elegantly composed small plates; instead, they’re cultural treasures famous for adherence to tradition, having provided unfussy nourishment to New Yorkers since the early 20th century. They’re places where the marinara is cooked until it...

In 1944, Pasquale “Patsy” Scognamillo opened Patsy's Italian Restaurant in New York’s Theater District. Today, the restaurant remains on West 56th Street, thriving with a committed local following and constant stream of visitors. The epitome of a family restaurant, Patsy’s has seen only three executive chefs: Patsy himself, his son Joe, and the cur...

On Sept. 21 Solevo Kitchen and Social celebrated their official opening at the new authentic, old- school Italian restaurant located at 55 Phila St.The Solevo Kitchen and Social space is part of the Caffe Lena renovation and newly constructed Spencer Condominiums built by Bonacio Construction. The restaurant features an open kitchen, 14-seat bar a...

Riviera Mediterranean Cuisine is  a Dongan Hills dining spot with unique fare.  It's menu boasts of Greek,  Italian and Albanian specialties at its finest.  Frank Beqiri is the executive chef who sits at the helm at one of our borough’s best kept secrets. The warm and welcoming eatery, that opened its doors to diners in March of last year, features...