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Get the best of Brooklyn — in Manhattan. For a brief time, you can now sit and enjoy (and compare) two of Brooklyn’s most iconic pizzas hot from the oven, without leaving the island. Di Fara and Roberta’s both operate “ghost kitchens” — off-site satellite setups that restaurants use to prepare takeout and delivery— at Nimbus, the unique new shared...

Vico, a restaurant that will specialize in authentic Italian cuisine inspired by Vico Equense, a town on the Amalfi Coast of the Campania region of Italy, is slated to open in Farmingdale by early 2022. The location could not be disclosed yet, but it will be on Main Street, according to the owners. The eatery will feature the same ownership as 3...

Like many new restaurants in America, the pandemic played a part in the arrival of Greenwich’s new Italian kid on the block, Rosina’s Bar & Restaurant. While it delayed the timeline and presented several road blocks along the way, it was also responsible for guiding partners Jared Falco, Coby Blount, and Frank Carpentieri to Rosina’s location on Mi...

You’ll see a lot of Curt Giacobbe at the Italian Feast these days, and there’s a reason for that, as he is the new owner of the restaurant, the first he’s purchased in New York. Giacobbe was born in Ilion and stayed there until he was 13 when they moved to Long Island. He said that he’s been there until he was about 50, but always kept a house up h...

Pizza is officially the favorite food of American adults, according to a report from USA Today. On any given day, around 13% of people in the country will eat pizza, as reported by a U.S. Department of Agriculture study. Pizza can even be good for romance. The USA Today report showed 63% of singles said they would be more likely to swipe right if s...

Fernet Branca—the dark, mentholated, Italian elixir that helped popularize amaro culture in the United States—contains zero Italian-sourced ingredients, or at least none that it admits to. In classic amaro tradition, Fratelli Branca maintains tight-lipped secrecy around its recipe, but what we do know is that it is composed of rhubarb from China, g...

Trapizzino, the Roman-inspired street food eatery nestled among the gritty landscape of New York City’s Lower East Side, has finally reopened after last year’s mandatory pandemic closing. It reemerges, premiering a cocktail menu, expanded food offerings including lunch and weekend brunch (coming soon), plus al fresco dining. These new additions fur...

On Sunday, South Water Street bustled with activity at the grand opening of Macelleria Greenwich. Co-owner Anthony Lala and his brother, Frank, greeted diners at the red-carpeted entrance with drinks and good spirits. The brand new Italian steakhouse in Greenwich is the third in the area, along with renowned locations in Armonk and Pelham, New York...

A time-honored family tradition for generations that originated in the old country, canning or jarring tomatoes is a much anticipated custom that many of Italian descent have enjoyed since childhood. Considered a labor of love, the two-day process is usually reserved for a weekend when it’s easier for family members of all ages to gather to partake...

When COVID hit the city, Jody Scaravella, the owner of Staten Island’s Enoteca Maria restaurant, decided his chefs — a rotating posse of grandmothers with roots from around the world — were too vulnerable to keep working. He closed up shop. But some of the restaurant’s nonnas –– Italian for “grandmothers” –– couldn’t quite keep away over the past 1...

It is paradox that although many of the most iconic Italian dishes were created in Naples, Italy, the quintessential food of Naples, its street food, is still largely unknown in Brooklyn. Mike Bancale, chef, and co-owner at Salsa Greenpoint, is passionate about ending this local ignorance by introducing Brooklynites to the delicious street food of...

Basilio Italian Sausage is known as the longest running food stand at the New York State Fair spanning more than 60 years, and while ownership has changed, the Basilio name lives on. The food stand opened at the fair in 1956 and was started by Carmen and Paul Basilio and their legacy is evident in the people who run the stand today. Paul Basilio, w...