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Italian sausage is one of the best-loved food items in Central New York. And here, as elsewhere, pumpkin spice is one of the most controversial food flavorings — people love it or hate it. What happens when they’re combined? We’ll find out this weekend, when one of the region’s best-known meat companies, Basilio Buda, launches a Pumpkin Spice Sausa...

Is it possible to down seven Ferrara cannoli in just a few minutes? Indeed it is for Carlo Giambotto of Rossville who consumed just that at the Mount Loretto Italian Festival on Friday, Oct. 7. But the competitive eating contest was just a fraction of sights at the annual Pleasant Plains three-day festa. Food trucks, a beer and sangria garden and I...

Under the single name Parma, this old-style Italian restaurant had been a fixture on Manhattan’s Upper East Side since 1977, opened by Elio Guaitolini and afterwards owned by John Piscina. Now, as Parma Nuova, it has been beautifully transformed by owner Giorgio Manzio, a Sicilian who has worked in New York’s Da Silvano, Le Cirque, Bella Blu and La...

A new restaurant opening Wednesday on the Upper West Side serves a brownstone dinner party vibe alongside classic Italian cuisine. Osteria Accademia will welcome customers for the first time at 646 Amsterdam Ave., between 91st and 92nd streets, in the former home of shuttered Italian eatery Scarlatto. The eatery is run by restaurateur Huseyin Ozer,...

Rubirosa, the iconic Italian-American, family-owned restaurant and pizzeria in New York City known for its thin crust pizzas and signature fresh pastas, launches Rubirosa at Home, a product line of tomato sauces and olive oil, on October 5th. Since opening in 2009 on Mulberry Street in NYC's Nolita neighborhood, Rubirosa has cemented itself as a Ne...

For many years, I’ve somehow found myself walking up Mulberry Street, popping into the same shops, seeing the same people, and eating at the same restaurants, multiple times a week. It’s a habit that formed when I wasn’t looking, and nowadays my legs go into autopilot as I cross through Little Italy en route to SoHo. It’s my form of meditation. It...

Why open a coastal Italian restaurant on the Upper East Side? Well, the neighborhood has a coast of its own, according to Mark Barak. "We're not too far from the river," joked Barak, founder and CEO of La Pecora Bianca — a group of chic Italian restaurants opening its first Upper East Side location on Thursday. The eagerly anticipated restaurant wi...

Louis Lanza's name is practically synonymouswith Peekskill restaurants. The longtime restaurateur behind the Hudson Hospitality Group owns Fin & Brew, River Outpost (part of the Factoria complex), Taco Dive Bar and Bajarito, and has his hand in everything from the Paramount Theater and Arts10566, to the Boys and Girls Club and the Railroad Avenue M...

Mike “Mutz” Fiorito retired from Bella Famiglia in early September and closed up his West Brighton shop. This week, neighbors of the briefly darkened building at 725 Forest Avenue have seen a flurry of activity. What’s coming to the spot? It will be Italo’s A&S Fine Foods. The new venture is under the same ownership — and will be the same name — as...

Leave your inbox full. Power down your laptop. Step off the corporate hamster wheel. Restaurant Fest is back! From October 14-30 at Eataly New York, put down your devices and indulge in a moment of pleasure — because “La vita è troppo breve per mangiare e bere male” (Life is too short not to eat and drink well). This Restaurant Fest, find fresh tru...

The oldest cheese shop in Manhattan's Little Italy — and considered the oldest in America — may soon close for good. After 130 years in business, Alleva Dairy on Grand Street has filed for bankruptcy, as the owners are locked in a months-long battle with the building's landlord over back rent. That same landlord is also refusing to honor the remain...

Turiello’s Italian Restaurant is a home away from home for many of us. Located in the heart of downtown Nyack since 1980 under the ownership of Girolamo (Nino) Turiello’s has served many millions of hot slices and pies. When asked where he lives, Turiello says “in the store”, although his real home is in Brooklyn. Immigrant to OwnerTuriello came to...