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Mercato Cucina is officially open and ready to serve chef David Buico’s childhood favorites. The Brooklyn-born chef and owner, his girlfriend and business partner Debbie Stone, Town of Huntington officials, family, and friends all joined together outside of the Italian marketplace to celebrate the momentous day. An emotional Buico struggled to find...

The weather is getting nicer, people are starting to go out more, and things are starting to come alive again! Hooray! We are extra excited because the Bronx Little Italy has brought back the super fun "Piazza di Belmont" on Arthur Avenue through the fall during weekend evenings! It's like having Italy next door! We went on a beautiful night and it...

The arrival of Trucillo Italian coffee in the United States starts in the New York Greater Area. The Campania-based roasting company, which has been family-owned for three generations, could be defined as a boutique if it weren’t for its highly innovative and technological features which make it a flagship of the Salerno industrial area. Trucillo o...

On the heels of the latest season debut of Top Chef, Tom Colicchio is turning the space of his former restaurant Craftbar — which closed in 2017 at 47 East 19th Street — into his first-ever Italian restaurant on Wednesday, April 28. Vallata, a “Roman-inspired neighborhood trattoria,” is a pop-up of sorts and there’s no end date for the restaurant,...

When one of Buffalo’s prominent restaurant families opens a new spot across the street from the original fine-dining destination, it’s reasonable to wonder how far the apple has fallen from the tree. The Little Club, brought to life in 2018 by the Ristorante Lombardo clan, is literally a next-generation Italian restaurant. Its sensibilities are sha...

You might not be able to get on a plane to Italy right now, but in New York, at least, you can treat yourself to a tasty flight of Italian cheese. From the rich robiole of Piedmont to the creamy, dreamy burrata of Puglia, Italy’s formaggi offer a fascinating lens into the history, culture, and traditions of each of the country’s 20 regions. New Yor...

The Original Goodfella’s will be vacating its Dongan Hills brick-and-mortar location for what is slated to be a South Shore opening, the Advance learned Monday. According to the owner, Scot Cosentino, The Original Goodfella’s is slated to move to the Great Kills area of Staten Island “in the coming weeks.” The exact location is not confirmed, but C...

Manganaro’s, a feature of 9th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen since 1893, has closed. For the first time in over 100 years, the block between W37th and W38th Street will not display the Manganaro family name. Manganaro’s was renowned for its six-foot long hero sandwich, and historically had a reputation to rival Baldacci’s, Zabar’s and Dean & Deluca. It w...

The Italian countryside has arrived on New York’s 5th Avenue thanks to Eataly NYC Flatiron, which has transformed its rooftop into a flower-covered greenhouse with a seasonal menu to match. The Manhattan restaurant, named SERRA by Birreria, is designed by Milky Way Studios. It wanted the space to represent nature’s own seasonal transformation – and...

If Chef David Buico could describe his planned marketplace in Huntington Station in two words, it would be “grandma’s house.”  Mercato Cucina is a physical representation of his childhood growing up in Brooklyn with his Italian grandmother, Clementina (also known as Mindy to those close to her). His love for cooking started at 11, when his grandmot...

Farina Pizza owner Michele Galifi loves a thin, crispy crust. He perfected his own recipe that blends his Italian traditions with the New York style. It really brings together what he considers the top qualities from his years of making and eating pizza. Galifi grew up in Sicily working in his parents’ restaurant. “Right after school, I would go to...

Last March, while Executive Chef Fabrizio Facchini was about to debut Cotto, the flagship Italian restaurant at the Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan, the city went into lockdown. Innovation is critical for success as a chef, and rather than panic as his livelihood stood still, Facchini had a pandemic reinvention. He sprang into actio...