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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...

The Italian American Committee on Education (IACE) and Eataly New York invite students in the Italian language program to participate in the initiative "Food in Focus," a photography contest. IACE students are encouraged to submit photos taken with a smartphone. The image should depict Italian cuisine, from simple, quality ingredients to bea...

Last December we did a roundup of the best Italian-American restaurants located in Brooklyn — old-timers peddling the red-sauced cuisine that first arose when immigrant housewives adapted American ingredients to their Italian recipes over a century ago, highlighting things like spaghetti with meatballs, stuffed clams, baked pastas, eggplant rollati...

Quality Italian recently opened just around the corner from parent restaurant Quality Meats, and like its predecessor, it's also inspired by old-world butcher shops in its design.   "I think the space is kind of really different than any other restaurant I've ever seen because they have these really cool pictures, but they're all backwards,"...

by Carol Sugarman   Joe's Pizza, the Greenwich Village institution owned and operated by Naples-born Joe Pozzuoli since 1975, has been visited by a host of celebrities over the years. But its latest claim to fame was its inclusion in the movie Spider-Man 2. Actor Tobey Maguire, aka Spider-Man, plays a Joe's delivery guy.   Our tour gu...

Lìolà is not your typical neighborhood Italian restaurant in Queens. Owner and Chef Angelo Alaimo is serious about providing sophisticated, thoughtful dishes, fine wines and exceptional customer service that rival the top Italian restaurants in the entire New York Metropolitan area. Dinner commences with a plate of cubed parmesan, green and bl...

World-famous culinary star and restauranteur Mario Batali stopped by The BookMark Shoppe in Bay Ridge on Saturday to meet his fans and sign copies of his new book. "Big American Cookbook" includes 250 of Batali's favorite recipes from across the USA. The BookMark Shoppe owner Christine Freglette welcomed Batali to the mom-and-pop and pop shop that...

When John Sartor came back from the Vietnam War, he and a buddy opened a bar in Cliffside Park, N.J., called R. Jay's Pub, a no-frills hangout for his family and friends.   "The bar was a familiar place for me," said Alyssa Sartor, his daughter. "You could say I grew up on a barstool." Ms. Sartor now has her own place, August Laura, a c...

Per un'intera settimana il Morellino di Scansano, il rosso fresco e corposo DOCG, tipica etichetta della provincia di Grosseto, in Maremma, sarà protagonista di un Tour ricco di eventi e, naturalmente, di degustazioni per gli appassionati d'oltreoceano. Un programma che, dal 5 al 10 maggio, a New York City e a Washington, prevede workshop e semina...

What?! Four-and-a-half stars for Pasticceria Bruno in Dongan Hills, an Italian bakery that serves breakfast, brunch and dinner every day but Monday?   Oh, yes — indeed, the honor seems more than appropriate for a business that doles out excellent service alongside equally impressive food.   Read more   Source: http://www.s...

Photo Dom and Vinnie's, an old-school neighborhood restaurant in Yonkers with a parlor and a main dining room, above, is often full of people enjoying a range of pizza and pasta dishes. Credit Gregg Vigliotti for The New York Times. At one table were two police detectives (the holsters and handcuffs were a tip-off), having plates of pasta early on...

In a world where chefs are trademarking their signature dishes and ingredients are altered from liquids to solids and solids to foams, it is refreshing to find a restaurant where simplicity rules.   That is what you'll find at Via Carota (51 Grove St., 212-255-1962), the new West Village restaurant by Rita Sodi (of I Sodi) and Jody Williams...