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A new Italian restaurant will fill the space left behind by Sunny Buffet, a Chinese restaurant that had served downtown Bay Shore for more than two decades. The Town of Islip Planning Board has approved a site plan application for Seven Sunday’s to fill the vacant Sunny Buffet at the corner of Shore Lane and East Main Street. Eugene De Nicola, a Sa...

Out of the 19 restaurants to recently receive at least one Michelin star for the first time in New York City, an Italian eatery in Chelsea was one of just two to receive two stars. Al Coro, located at 85 10th Ave., opened in the beginning of summer with an incredible amount of buzz in the former home of the scandal-charred Del Posto. Here's what th...

Rao’s, the century-old 10-table Italian restaurant in New York City, is one of those places where most people, myself included, need not bother trying to get a reservation. (It is, by many reports, a challenge.) Despite that, Rao’s has succeeded in becoming a known name in far more homes than its capacity would allow, thanks to the pasta sauces it...

This week, we’re enjoying one of our favorite Ithaca fine dining spots, Gola Osteria. Nestled below the Collegetown Terrace apartments at the intersection of east hill, south hill, and downtown, Gola Osteria focuses on the culinary styles of the Emilia Romagna and Tuscany regions of Italy. We’ve been starting with the grilled octopus when it’s on t...

This is a record-breaking week for Veroni, the historic Italian charcuterie company, which lands on the banks of the Hudson River to attend the New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF, Oct. 13-16), the Big Apple’s largest food and wine event. Platinum sponsor of the event, the top Italian brand of free-service sliced cured meats in the U.S. (sou...

October is Italian heritage month and Rocco’s of Roc Beach has launched a 4-course tasting menu, featuring a new region of Italy each week. Chef Bruno and Rocco’s Team created a wonderful selection with a taste of Calabria last week, and The Wave really enjoyed our meal. Calabria, a region of southwest Italy, occupies the “toe” of the country’s boo...

After returning from a vacation in Italy this summer, I miss the delicious flavors of the country’s signature products and dishes. To bring a little bit of Italy to the United States, Fratelli Beretta is the presenting sponsor of the New York City Wine & Food Festival’s (NYCWFF) Taste of Italy event, which will feature many different stands with ch...

Do you like sweet treats? Who doesn’t, right? If you find yourself craving a dessert from a spot with an epic dessert selection, you should stop by Bella Napoli Bakery and Cafe. You might be surprised to learn that one of the very best, authentic Italian bakeries in the state of New York is in Latham and in Troy near Albany – but it’s true. This ta...

Mike Pietrocola, whose culinary career was spent mostly in the Schenectady-Saratoga area until he opened Pastina Bistro in Albany nearly two years ago, is leaving town. He told me today that he is moving Pastina to Delmar, in the former Twisted Vine Wine & Tap, which shut down its Four Corners restaurant in June. Pietrocola said the new 384 Kenwood...

La Bella Ferrara has been delighting denizens of Little Italy and countless visitors since the late 1800s, according to its fourth-generation owner Liz Lee Grazioso, but it never expanded to Brooklyn before she took the business over from her godfather in 2021.  “I grew up in the cafe and the bakery,” Lee Grazioso says, referring to the present Man...

Known for its kooky caricatures and its Broadway opening-night traditions, Sardi’s fed the stars of the golden age and became a hotspot for producers, directors and writers — and, of course, those struggling to get their attention. When Vincent Sardi opened his first restaurant in 1921, Prohibition had begun, and the midtown Broadway theater distri...

I love Italian food. I’m a picky eater, but I can always find something delicious on the menu when I’m at an Italian restaurant. And my favorite Italian restaurants are the old school Italian restaurants where you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. And a lot of those old school restaurants have been around forever and still serve great Italian...