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L&B Spumoni Gardens, the beloved Italian eatery in Bensonhurst, has announced the opening of a second location after eighty years of business. The draw? The new spot is just down the street from Grimaldi’s and Juliana’s, two pizzerias with a lengthy and heated rivalry. According to the Post, who first reported the new location, permits to install p...

Parmacotto, the gourmet cold cut and meat brand, 100% made in Italy, will be presenting at the 65th Annual Summer 2019 Fancy Food Show Sunday, June 23rd - Tuesday, June 25th. Parmacotto will celebrate at Summer 2019 Fancy Food Show the launch of his products in the United States market. Earlier this year, Parmacotto launched their product line to t...

New York-based Banfi Vintners parted ways with Riunite, Bolla, and a number of other well-known Italian wine brands this spring, with those labels moving to Frederick Wildman & Sons. After building Riunite into a multi-million-case brand over the years, Banfi is now revamping its approach to focus sharply on the premium and luxury market, leading w...

Ask any New Yorker who has been here long enough about their favorite sandwich shop in the five boroughs, and you’ll find one common name throughout: Alidoro, a legendary Italian specialty sandwich shop first founded in Manhattan circa 1986.

Start spreadin’ the news: All’Antico Vinaio, the iconic Italian street eatery that your friend who studied abroad in Florence still won’t shut up about, is coming to New York City for one month as a pop-up shop. This is the first time the Florentine panini spot will be expanding out of its native country, and owner Tommaso Mazzanti is excited to ta...

Consider it a slice of American history. Literally. Johnny's Pizzeria of Mount Vernon and Posa Posa Restaurant & Pizzeria in Nanuet are being recognized at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration with a new exhibit entitled “A Slice of History: Pizza in America." The temporary show, produced by Evelyn Hill Inc. the food and beverage concess...

The advice, “Save room for dessert,” holds very true at one venerable Italian restaurant. At Pasta e Pani, the antipasti is awesome. The linguine is luxurious. The pizza is perfect. But the desserts are divine. Known for an outstanding savory bill of fare, the sweet menu often gets overlooked. That’s a shame. Recently I stopped by just for dessert,...

Not all pasta comes from a box. In fact, a lot of it comes from grandmas around the world — and their craft is now getting a resurgence thanks to social media. When Nicola Marzovilla opened his first restaurant in New York City in 1988, he knew there was a very special ingredient he needed: his mother. Dora Marzovilla grew up making her own pasta i...

It didn't take long for the word to spread that Calabresella New York Style Deli opened Wednesday on Park Avenue. With a Facebook post and the telltale sign of cars in the parking lot, the customers started trickling in. "I love the steak sandwiches here," Mike Valente remarked as he walked in the door for a cup of coffee with his son, Chris. The t...

For New Yorkers seeking comforting Italian cooking, the easy 2019 answer is to look to Jody Williams and Rita Sodi. The couple first independently ran their own hit West Village restaurants, but together, they reached fixture status after partnering up to open Via Carota more than four years ago. Now, the duo is working together once again, combini...

At lunchtime, you’ll find Dora Marzovilla in her usual spot: perched behind a marble-topped table at I Trulli in NoMad, making pasta by hand on a traditional wooden board from Italy. “We tied [the boards] on top of our suitcases with rope when we came over,” the 82-year-old says, recalling her family’s trek from Puglia, in Southern Italy, to New Yo...

The neighborhood has lost one of the oldest of the old-school Italian restaurants. Mamma Luccia, where opera played, where black-and-white photos of famous Italians covered the walls and where the grandkids served the pasta, has permanently closed. Signs appeared last week on the front doors of Mamma Lucia, which has rested on the corner of Foster...