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Since 1999, Via Quadronno has been welcoming customers with a delicious selection of Italian cuisine. There’s something on the menu for everyone’s taste buds whether a customer wants a hot or cold dish. Same for someone’s schedule, if you’re in a rush you can grab a bite to eat or if you have time, you can sit down and relax. Via Quadronno has been...

Sipping an Aperol spritz aperitivo on the wrap-around porch at New Hamburg’s Puddicombe House is decidedly summery gratification, ideal entertainment for watching people, enjoying a cool breeze on a hot day and mellowing — as fall weather slowly but surely approaches. The tranquility sets in contrast the snappy appearance of a lunch that comes in t...

Jeff Bank, CEO of Alicart Restaurant Group, expects customers to party like it’s 2019 when Broadway returns and his Times Square location of Carmine’s Italian Restaurant reopens today after an 18-month pandemic hiatus. “There’s not a safer place to eat these days than New York City. All our employees and every guest has to show proof of vaccination...

The stroll south down 104th Street from Roosevelt Avenue to the Park Side Restaurant — an Italian-American old-timer in the heart of Corona that I longed to revisit — is a walk backwards in time. It traverses a former Italian neighborhood dating to just after World War II, of which only a few vestiges remain. One establishment you’ll pass is Leo’s...

John Cesarano is a seeker of truth and knowledge. About pizza. For years, the head pizzaiolo (and partner) at King Umberto in Elmont has been exploring artisanal pizza traditions that use more time rather than more yeast to leaven the dough and amplify the flavor of the wheat flour. In 2018, his long, rectangular "metro pie" soon took its place in...

When I think of Terra Rustica – and I often do when I’m particularly hungry – the first two words that come to mind are abundance and family. And both were evident when we went there for dinner on a recent Sunday. Four of us showed up hungry and ready to do some damage to their extensive menu of Italian favorites. We were warmly greeted by the staf...

Fifty years ago this fall, the Milanese Restaurant opened its doors at 115 Main Street.  On Saturday, September 11, and Sunday, September 12, the Milanese family is holding an outdoor Italian Fest at the Poughkeepsie mainstay. Fifty years ago Santino and Rita Milanese took over a vacant building at 115 Main Street and began their journey of the Ame...

For more than 38 years, the iconic Vincent’s Clam Bar in Carle Place has been preserving the Italian American experience for scores of diners across Long Island, New York City, and beyond. The original Vincent’s began life as a popular clam pushcart in Manhattan’s Little Italy neighborhood and later evolved into Vincent’s Clam Bar restaurant on Mot...

It may not be entirely true that every Irishmen wants to own a bar but a great number of Italian entertainers have wanted to get into the restaurant business, as have Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Robert DeNiro, Lou Costello, Francis Ford Coppola, Madonna, Paul Sorvino, Liberace, Sonny Bono and Lady Gaga to name a few. So, when approached by veteran...

The love that Americans have for Italy is evergreen and indisputable. The evidence is in our collective celebration of cosi italiano across America’s regions and ethnic backgrounds, and the fact that Italy is year-after-year the #1 destination abroad for American travelers. And, of course, there’s the stories we love to follow of Americans who imme...

When first-generation Italian immigrant Vito Carrieri started considering stepping away from the restaurant he had run in Mesa for two decades, he had no natural successor. His children were in California and were not interested in returning to take over for their retiring father. But he did have friends in the restaurant business, namely Ryan and...

Serving the bustling business scene in Midtown since 1993, the family-owned and operated eatery suddenly faced mounting bills and permanent closure amidst the pandemic. With a business hovering on the brink of bankruptcy, sisters and co-owners Elaina and Rosanna Scotto launched a major reimagine. Inspired by the Italian island of Capri known for it...