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If you’ve visited Montauk in the past few years, you may recognize the name “Primavera Pizza” as you drive by the new red sign on Main Road in Mattituck. While it’s swapped one waterfront community for another, Primavera Pizza is indeed the same authentic New York pizzeria that used to service Montauk. “Montauk is a really small community,” said ow...

1989. The Berlin Wall fell. Brazil had its first election in nearly three decades. Ana Oxa sang Ti lascerò at Sanremo. And, in the center of Florence, the Mazzanti family opened a small wine bar with snacks. Unknown to them, they would leave a legacy that would travel far. The family’s primary idea was to serve square sandwiches with fresh, seasona...

The Martusciello family, which has been baking Italian breads in the Rochester area since the late 1950s, is calling it quits — at least for now. Casa Saratoga, until recently known as Martusciello Bakery, has closed its doors at 2280 Lyell Ave. in Gates. "We're all taking a break," said Frank Martusciello, 68, who has been working in the family bu...

Tiramisu is as ubiquitous on Italian menus as pasta. And just like pasta, not all tiramisu are equal. The key to success is in its name: “Tira mi su” translates literally to “lift me up”— wherein lies the secret. The lighter the lift, the better the dessert. And this is what makes tiramisu so coveted; it’s not an easy lift, so to speak. A great tir...

After a century of feeding Buffalonians at 370 Seneca St., DiTondo’s Tavern served its last spaghetti parm on Oct. 16, 2018. Three years later, DiTondo opened at the same address, with an Italian-from-Italy chef offering regional Italian cuisine, like Calabrian swordfish rolls Scilla style, focaccia Pugliese with tomatoes and olives, and gnocchi wi...

Infamous pizza chef Andrew Bellucci is opening a pizzeria in Astoria down the street from another slice joint that he helped open, and then walked out of, last year. Bellucci's Pizzeria will start taking orders out of 37-08 30th Avenue in the next couple of weeks, Bellucci told Patch on Jan. 18. (Eater was the first to report this story.) This n...

The buzzy heart of Midtown Manhattan may seem like the last place you'd look for some slowed-down, European-style repose, but that's exactly what you'll find at Lodi, the new-ish all-day café, bar, bakery, and restaurant from Estela and Altro Paradiso's beloved chef Ignacio Mattos. Inspired by Italian "caffè" and "aperitivo" culture, the hybrid des...

Let’s take a moment to set the record straight here. If any of you happen to show up at a restaurant and see Padma Lakshmi sitting at a table, it is your duty as a citizen to let us know. Hit us up on Twitter, send an email, or put up the Bat-signal. But please do something. Just as I was about to write this review of Il Posto Accanto, a close frie...

Tucked away in the heart of beautiful Long Island City is Levante, an Italian Restaurant & Bar with a trendy yet artisanal flair that proves to be perfect for any occasion. This “pizza-centric” spot, located just off the 7-train a few blocks away from the historic Court Square, is one of the many gems popping up in the ever-growing area. With beaut...

Let’s start 2022 with more love, more kindness, more beauty, and more great food at Più Bella, which means “more beautiful” in Italian. Your host Antonio Giaimo welcomes all to his warm, modern, yet rustic Italian restaurant and adjoining wood-fired pizzeria. Antonio hails from Sicily where his family has a history in restaurants and bakeries, and...

When one door closes, another one opens. Med City social media is abuzz this week with the recent closing of Fazoli's Italian Restaurant on the east frontage road of U.S. 52 North. Signs on the 26-year-old fast food building state, "We regret to announce that Fazoli's in Rochester is permanently closed." While it looks like Fazoli's "unlimited brea...

Since its opening in the fall, Saint Theo’s has quickly become a West Village hotspot. And it comes as no surprise—it’s run by the same owner of American Bar, Kyle Hotchkiss Carone, (and marks the launch of his own hospitality group, Grand Tour Hospitality), featuring a similar nostalgic, antique-but-not-stuffy vibe. Saint Theo’s, in particular, ra...