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Fans of the instantly popular Flora’s Pizza Cafe in Syosset will have cause for celebration this spring with the opening of their newest location, Flora’s Wine Bar & Restaurant, in Port Washington. Flora’s, owned by the husband-and-wife team Ervis and Gabriella Xhelaj, both hailing from Italy, was founded in 2023 and offers a menu featuring pizza,...

From meats to sweets to spirits, the neighborhood provides a one-stop-shop for everyone’s Easter needs. Below are some of the holiday offerings from various family-owned businesses and local shops that are sure to make any Easter celebration “egg-stra” special. Easter Egg Bread from Addeo & Sons Bakery, Madonia Bakery & Terranova Bakery – The baker...

On behalf of Bronx Little Italy, let's spotlight some of the local pastry shops celebrating St. Joseph’s Day with sweet offerings this year. The Feast of St. Joseph, or La Festa di San Giuseppe, is celebrated annually on March 19th (Tuesday this year) to honor the husband of the Virgin Mary and earthly father to Jesus. It is also the day in which I...

The ever-growing Eataly empire, which now boasts 50 outposts all over the globe including three in Manhattan, opened its 20,000-square-foot Soho superstore this past November. And on Saturday, March 16, it will serve Eataly's its first-ever NYC brunch.  What will the first brunch menu at any NYC Eataly include? The menu lists an uova benedettine, w...

Umberto's of Long Island in Dunedin is a fantastic place for traditional Italian cuisine. It truly captures the essence of a classic Italian dining experience. This restaurant is charming and committed to quality. It has won the hearts of locals and visitors. Umberto's in Dunedin is known for its generous portions, excellent service, and delicious...

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...

There’s no denying the exuberance of Italians—expressing themselves not only through their voices but also with their animated hand gestures. Now, imagine infusing the energy of the third-largest Italian population outside of Italy, right here in a New York City restaurant. The result? A family-style dinner party at Tony’s Di Napoli, a celebrated A...

Vinitaly International Academy, the renowned Italian wine education institute, hosted the 28th edition of its rigorous Italian Wine Ambassador certification course on 4-6 March 2024 at Banville Wine Merchants in New York, certifying 12 new Ambassadors. The Course 2024 marked the comeback of Vinitaly International Academy in the United States. A tot...

It was almost impossible to write this gallery without drooling.  The cannoli's, the tiramisu, the struffoli, the pusties, the sfogliatelle, oh my!  The photos are amazing! There are many, many Italian bakeries around Upstate New York.  Our region has a very large Italian-American population and these citizens have brought over many of the great Ol...

Eataly SoHo, the third and newest Eataly location in New York City, has announced the Italian superstore’s first-ever brunch, beginning March 16, 2024. Only open since November 2023, the 20,000-square-foot Eataly Soho is located in a historically landmarked building at the corner of Lafayette and Broome Streets in the heart of Soho. The store has t...

The "Cake Boss" is now a Broadway leading man.  "It’s like the American dream," Buddy Valastro, the owner of Carlo’s Bake Shop, told Fox News Digital on Monday, just weeks after the celebrity baker quietly opened a new flagship location in Times Square in New York City. "When you walk around Times Square, you just feel that vibe, the people, the en...

Around the corner from Arthur Ave. on Crescent Ave., Roberto’s restaurant can be found inside a broad yet unassuming storefront under a simple green awning. If you see a light blue ’57 Fiat 500 parked outside, it means that chef Roberto Paciullo himself is in the kitchen, or outside of it, going from table to table to talk with patrons. Paciullo is...