NEWS FROM : Food & Wine  

There’s something about New York. It has been a lively melting pot of cultures over several generations thanks to the migrants who inhabit its boroughs. Those two factors – drawing the most driven migrants and blending of cultures – have created a thriving food culture that is an essential part of the city. Perhaps the best representation of this i...

There are few more beloved cuisines in New York City than Italian food, and three West Village restaurants just got named among the best in the five boroughs. Eater NY recently published a list of "New York City's 20 Top Italian Restaurants." Here are the three West Village eateries that earned a spot on the list. Don Angie: 103 Greenwich Ave. It i...

Quality Branded, the hospitality group behind Manhattan restaurants Don Angie and Zou Zou’s will expand its empire of Italian and American spots next year. In early 2023, the team is opening a modern Italian restaurant called Bad Roman at 10 Columbus Circle and West 60th Street, according to a spokesperson. The new spot takes over a third-floor spa...

A new restaurant that features neo-Neapolitan pizzas opened in Astoria Wednesday. Figlia, which is located at 23-02 31st Street, is owned by Astoria resident and restauranter Riccardo Dardha and offers a menu of neo-Neapolitan pizzas from a custom-built pizza oven, along with antipasti and housemade pastas. The restaurant is Dardha’s first in Astor...

Il Gradino manages to be that rare blend of things that most other restaurants only aspire to achieve: a place so memorable that it’s a destination, yet also a warm, friendly, fun and welcoming place for satisfied regulars. Their incredible food in ultra-generous portions is undoubtedly what draws diners from around the city and beyond, but the low...

Dec. 24 has always been my favorite day of the year. Until I was 12, family members numbering in the dozens would descend upon my grandparents’ tiny two bedroom apartment in Troy, New York, for the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Although the Italian tradition typically means a day of fasting followed by a meatless banquet at night, my family took the i...

You have to do some work to get a pizza from Marino’s. First of all, they don’t advertise. They also don’t deliver or work with any third-party delivery company. And they don’t take credit cards. If it’s a Friday or Saturday night, you’ll have to wait up to two hours for your pie. Nevertheless, Marino’s has no trouble selling pizza. You know Marino...

Tino’s Artisan Pizza Co. is an artisanal Pizzeria and Italian restaurant that focuses on using organic, local, and sustainable ingredients, from owners Tino Procaccini, Dominick Natoli, and Andréa Di Meglio. Tino’s is famous for their pizzas, made with unbleached, unbromated flour, hand-stretched to 12-inches round, and feature a signature crispy, ...

In Italy, “we would call this a bar,” Caterina Pepe tells us. We’re chatting inside Cerasella (pronounced “Chair-ah-Sell-ah”), the small pasticceria e caffetteria she owns with her husband, Luca Schiano, not far from their home in Long Island City. In New York, of course, a bar is typically adults-only, and rarely known for its food. Using that nam...

Part New York City, part Italian countryside, Felice is ready to take Long Islanders on a trip. “I want them to feel in Italy,” said Jacopo Giustiniani, founder of the Felice brand and partner of SA Hospitality Group. “I really want to transport them to Tuscany without taking the plane… and the six-hour jet lag. “I want to really recreate the ambia...

Get those stretchy pants ready: Eataly has signed a lease to open in the base of 200 Lafayette St. in downtown Manhattan. The eatery — which operates as a combination Italian grocery and a high-end dining destination, with eat-in options as well as gourmet grab-and-go foods — will occupy the ground and lower levels totaling 18,353 square feet, indu...

The steakhouse, an American institution, is almost synonymous with Charlie Palmer, one of the most highly regarded American chefs and a pioneer of progressive American cooking. Now Palmer has created a new concept dining with AperiBar, a chic Italianesque restaurant and cocktail bar which just opened near Times Square, opposite Bryant Park on the g...