As proud Italian Americans, it is important to buy products from Italian American-owned businesses. Equally as important, it is enjoyable to pay visits to neighborhoods that are historically Italian, specifically communities that still have a significant amount of Italian American residents. The Empire State has Little Italy in Manhattan, Bensonhur...

Infamous pizza chef Andrew Bellucci is opening a pizzeria in Astoria down the street from another slice joint that he helped open, and then walked out of, last year. Bellucci's Pizzeria will start taking orders out of 37-08 30th Avenue in the next couple of weeks, Bellucci told Patch on Jan. 18. (Eater was the first to report this story.) This n...

A new restaurant that specializes in Neapolitan-style pizzas and Italian pasta dishes has opened on 31st Street in Astoria. Sotto La Luna, which means “under the moon” in Italian, opened today at a new food and beverage hall at 34-39 31st St. The restaurant has taken a 2,500 square foot space at the recently-constructed development known as The Wor...

If you’ve walked or driven past Astoria Boulevard lately, you may have noticed a cute outdoor Italian restaurant right in what used to be Astoria World Manor’s driveway. The unique space, named Cornicello, almost looks as if it might be a pop-up event with its vintage signs and décor, but guests who have already become regulars don’t have to worry...

Italian Restaurant Sac's Place will host its 23rd annual Abruzzo Pastoral Night and Pig Roast to honor its Italian roots on Thursday, November 4th and Thursday, November 11th at Sac's Place, 35-11 35th Avenue Astoria, NY. Abruzzo is a little-known region in Italy that the Sacramone family used to call home. Its location between the mountains and se...

October 9 (Saturday) 12:00pm. Parade route commences on Steinway Street and Astoria Boulevard, and Cav. Vincent Iannece Street, named in honor of the co-founder and motivating force in reinstating this parade. Sponsored by Federation of American Organizations of Queens, Inc. Assemble at Kaufman Studios, 34-12 36th Street, Astoria, NY. Admission: fr...

If you noticed a long winding line down 30th Avenue and Steinway Street last weekend, that was due to Comfortland kicking off their second annual San Gennaro Festival on Friday, Sept. 3, featuring their usual tasty fare, including deep-fried rainbow cake, boozy tiramisu shakes, deep-fried lasagna and more delicious Italian food for the two-weekend-...

Aug. 3 is no longer a regular day in New York State, it is now 'Tony Bennett Day," Governor Andrew Cuomo announced. This proclamation comes on Bennett's 95th birthday, as he prepared to take to the Radio City Stage in the first of his two final public performances in New York City. "You would be hard-pressed to find someone who has made more of a c...

A few days ago, during the inauguration of the new President of the United States in Washington DC, there was a moment when the whole world rediscovered, if ever there was a need, the power of poetry. It was when 22 years old Amanda Gorman, the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate, delivered her beautiful poem "The Hill We Climb"....

Visit Antika Pizzeria on buzzing 30th Avenue where outdoor dining is still possible, thanks to sheltered outdoor seating with heat lamps above each table to keep you toasty and warm. We want to thank Antika Pizzeria for remaining open even during the darkest days of the lockdown, offering free delivery and pick-up of their outrageously good brick o...