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Why is Arthur Avenue, the Little Italy in the Bronx, NY, so unique amongst America’s Italian enclaves? After a day of filming the newest episode of Greetings From Italian America, Rossella, Pat, and John sit down for a plate of fresh-made pasta with Danielle Oteri, the co-founder of ‘Feast on History’ and the ‘Arthur Avenue Food Tours’ to discuss j...

If you've got Italian on the mind, a recent opening is need-to-know. The fresh arrival to the West Village, called Solaro, is located at 13 Carmine St. Solaro serves a concise menu of authentic Italian dishes. Check out appetizers like burrata with smoked salmon, octopus with chickpea puree and roasted red beet salad and entrees like straccetti (pa...

Brewster resident Jeff Aquilino said last week Catania’s began selling pizza in 1925 almost by accident. Catania’s, which had its initial home on Arthur Avenue in in the Bronx, was originally a bread store, Aquilino said. One day a customer was served a slice of pizza and through word-of-mouth people lined up in large numbers seeking to purchase th...

In his 35 years at the helm of Gotham Bar & Grill, Alfred Portale was honored with multiple three-star reviews, James Beard awards and Michelin stars for elevating the art of American cooking — sometimes literally; towering presentations became his trademark. But he was ready to shift gears. He recently left the kitchen at Gotham, where he remains...

New York City's Little Italy is a fraction of what it used to be, but one surviving bakery is still thriving. It's the main attraction on Grand Street in Lower Manhattan, and it's a staple for Italian pastries. You'll find many traditional desserts, but none more popular than struffoli during the holidays. This is Ferrara's, and it's been making th...

It was a special night at Brooklyn’s renowned Marco Polo Ristorante when owner Marco Chirico hosted a wine dinner that spotlighted three culinary superstars — Gabriele Massa, master sommelier and brand ambassador from the Sorrentino winery; Marcello Avitabile, a five-time world champion pizza gourmet and Chirico himself, the legendary executive che...

Amazingly, Anthony Scotto has not opened an Italian restaurant on Long Island for more than 50 years. A herd of steakhouses, catering halls to seat thousands, yes. But One10 in Melville, which will open Wednesday for special events (and in early January for lunch and dinner) is the first Italian concept he’s launched since Scotto’s Pizzeria and Res...

Italian couple Alessandra and Mario De Benedetti long dreamed of two things: New York City and nature. First, they moved here. Then, this fall the pair opened Il Fiorista on West 26th Street to celebrate flowers in food. "In Italy, we have this joy of life around nature and good food," said Alessandra De Benedetti. "We want to pay more attention to...

Rachael Ray is taping her talk show at her studio in Manhattan and someone has just gotten a makeover. The woman is overwhelmed by her transformation, and Ray is encouraging her not to cry: "Turn back around, stop crying! You look so beautiful. Do you like what you see? Don't cry!" She gathers the woman in for "huggums" as the audience cheers. And...

Miceli’s opened in 1949 when Carmen and Sylvia Miceli, with the help of their brothers Tony and Sammie, and sisters Angie and Millie, put their funds together to start a restaurant. Carmen, a Chicago native, came to Los Angeles shortly after serving in World War II. He earned four Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star, and went from being a singing shoes...

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of traveling across Europe, you might find one of the continent’s pleasantries the daily availability of fresh baked goods. Bakeries are about as bountiful as bodegas. Well, one Italian bakery, Ciao, Gloria in Prospect Heights, brings that experience to Brooklyn residents. And apparently its baked goods are so delici...

Il Gattopardo is celebrating its accreditation as one of the 50 best Italian restaurants in the world by the “50 Top Italy,” the online guide dedicated to the best of Italian gastronomy both inside and outside of Italy. Il Gattopardo serves authentic and healthy Southern Italian cuisine that has been designed for the modern palate without compromis...