Outside of Italy, New York is one of the best cities in the world to find quality Italian cuisine. Its abiding love for all things pasta and pizza have led to a history of world-class restaurants from Michelin-starred to casual authenticity with a New York edge. Picking just five restaurants is near impossible. Nevertheless, we’ve rounded up the ci...

Manhattan’s East Village is renowned for its vibrant history as a center of counterculture, the birthplace of punk, and the home of many influential artists, writers, musicians, and beatniks. While the area to the south around Mulberry Street is most famous as the borough’s Little Italy, there were also a significant number of Italians living in th...

This past weekend I interviewed owner, co-founder and President Gerardo Bruno of San Pietro Ristorante in Midtown Manhattan, off of one the most glamorous streets in Manhattan, East 54th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenue. The award winning San Pietro Restaurant has been proclaimed by Italian government, media, and culinary organizations as “...

Annaelisa Lugini had every intention of returning to Italy after visiting her husband, Gianmarco de Felice, in New York City, where he is spending a few months on a research project. But her flight at the beginning of the week left without her on it. Faced with the prospect of a nationwide lockdown on movement in Italy to stem the spread of the cor...

La delegazione di New York dell'Accademia Italiana Della Cucina ha un nuovo presidente: Roberta Marini-De Plano. Marini, esperta di comunicazione nata negli Usa con origini abruzzesi, ha preso le redini dal precedente presidente, l'architetto Peter Lombardi. Durante una serata presso il ristorante "Il Mulino", nella zona di Greenwich Village di Man...

A seguito dell’adozione di misure temporanee collegate all’emergenza Covid-19 si segnalano le seguenti principali modifiche nella modalita’ di accesso ed erogazione dei servizi consolari. Si accede al Consolato unicamente dall’ingresso sulla 69esima (angolo Park Avenue); L’accesso selezionato degli utenti all’interno del Consolato verrà regolato ne...

The phrase “ladies who lunch” is as laden with cultural meaning as the Dagwood sandwiches they’re absolutely not eating. Such a woman has a Locust Valley lockjaw and a bichon in her Birkin, and in her fundamental chilly indolence she’s not an obvious fit for Patti LuPone, who has worked practically nonstop in show business since she graduated from...

Marino Marini (1901 –1980) led a 20th-century life. He was the portrait sculptor of the era. His postwar horsemen are perhaps the most credible monuments of the Western world’s near-death experience and shaken conscience. Sophisticated decoration as well: Bogart had one in his office in Sabrina (1954). But before the celebrated horses, work in an e...

Italian food is the most popular cuisine in New Jersey and New York, according to Chef’s Pencil.com, a website for chefs and the restaurant industry. The report used Google search data to rank the popularity of food by state and city. The results show cuisine trends in restaurants and at home. But New Yorkers might be sad to learn that their rival,...

In the 80s, the East Village had this memorable Sicilian sandwich shop on First Avenue called Brunetta’s, somewhere around 6th Street, later moving to 11th. It had a front window that featured a burner under a squarish reservoir of bubbling oil, in which the cook fried slices of spleen and caciocavallo cheese. He would use these along with fluffy w...