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This week's review is about La Famiglia at 1 Genesee St. in New Hartford. News Intern Ben Mehic and his friend Amanda Paladino ate there recently and had this to say:   About the restaurant: La Famiglia opened Oct 22., replacing DeFazio's Pizzeria, which had been a staple in New Hartford for years. It serves authentic Italian cuisine at rela...

Se vi trovate a Port Washington non siete certo in una zona italiana per eccellenza, ma se ci andate per lavoro o per una passeggiata tra le vie di questa deliziosa cittadina e avete voglia di mangiare italiano, sulla Main Street al n. 52, ad un passo dalla stazione centrale, troverete Rosso Uptown, una tipica trattoria italiana.   Tipica, s...

His exuberant personality and thick Italian accent made Fabio Viviani one of the breakout stars of the fifth season of Bravo's reality series Top Chef, earning him the title of "fan favorite."   When the season debuted in November 2008, Viviani owned two restaurants. He recently was in town to preview his 16th, which will be housed within th...

When I first heard that Nonna and I were going to be teaching a class at La Scuola di Eataly in New York City, I couldn't believe it! When I attended La Scuola's opening about a year ago to watch the Dean of students, the incomparable Lidia Bastianich, demonstrate a spring menu, I never imagined that I would have the honor of being able t...

Come riesce il cibo italiano ad avere un sapore così autentico anche qui in America? Com’è possibile che i piatti dei ristoranti italiani negli Stati Uniti, specificamente a New York e in New Jersey, abbiano quel sapore d'Italia che fa apprezzare la cucina del Bel Paese agli americani?    Per capire come la cucina italiana stia riuscend...

James Suckling, il più famoso critico di vino del mondo (www.jamessuckling.com) ha invitato un piccolo gruppo di produttori di vino toscani a presentare il meglio della loro produzione a New York. Per il Castello Vicchiomaggio è stato selezionato: Ripa delle More 2010, Vigna La Prima 2010 e l' FSM 2009, tutti premiati con 92 punti. Nel 2010 il Rip...

In advance of Eataly Vino's six-month closure mandated by the State Liquor Authority, the wine shop is offering its entire selection which includes more than a thousand bottles and cases of wine from Italy and New York, a few of which are only found at Eataly, at a 25 percent discount.   The closure is part of a penalty imposed against the B...

by Dan Reiner   Patsy's Pizzeria opened in Harlem in 1933, and over the years, its pizza, charred in coal-fired ovens, made regulars of the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Joe DiMaggio and Christopher Walken.   The owners of Patsy's of New Rochelle, who held their ribbon-cutting ceremony last week, are hoping they can replicate t...

By Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite   After several decades of standing by the conviction that the only good Italian hero is a cold Italian hero — not to mention surviving the pressed-panini craze of the early '00s — the superb sandwich artists at Alidorohave reconsidered their position.   Chalk it up to a thaw in customer relations,...

By Haley Viccaro   For Mamma Rosa Ferrari, God, family and work were the three most important things in life. Rosa Ferrari, more commonly known as "Mamma," always wanted the Ferrari family to live together and work together. Her dream came true with Ferrari's Ristorante in Schenectady.   "Everybody called her Mamma," her son Joe...

By Riccardo Chioni Per la settima edizione della Giornata Mondiale delle Cucine italiane centinaia di cuochi in tutto il mondo ieri hanno fatto chiarezza sulla ricetta di uno dei piatti più semplici e gustosi della nostra tavola: gli spaghetti al pomodoro e basilico, per proteggere il Made in Italy. Nell'auditorium del International Culinary Cent...

by Emily Frost   A new Italian restaurant from a Brooklyn restaurateur that features wood-fired pizza has arrived at the corner of West 106th Street and Broadway. North Brooklyn restaurateur Daddo Bogich first shared his plans to open the restaurant, Macchina, last year, but didn't officially open its doors until this week.   Bog...