You may already be eating Sicilian food without knowing it. What is probably the world’s most popular bar snack — fried calamari — is fundamentally Sicilian, and so is the eggplant relish (or is it a salad?) called caponata. And, of course, the thick, square slices of Sicilian pizza found in nearly every neighborhood pizzeria, more properly called...

Just about anyone raised in or around New York City – and who loves eating – can tell you about Italian sandwiches. Not long ago, when we raised the subject with some of our dining buddies, in person and online, we were overwhelmed with recommendations. Our list of a few favorite sandwich shops quickly grew to more than two dozen that, we were told...

When: Thu, May 19, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT - Where: Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Boulevard, Queens, NY 11373 Join us on Thursday, May 19th at our non-profit building for a free event featuring live Neapolitan music along with a discussion on the Neapolitan language with our guest speaker and performer Robin Grasso. It is goin...

Whenever traveling, it is always best to consult with the locals before picking a restaurant. This is especially true in a city like New York where the world is quite literally your oyster. It’s even more true when you’re looking for a good place to eat Italian since NYC is home to third largest population of Italians outside of Italy. Manhattan ha...

Jimmy Alleva is a talented Italian American tenor. He specializes in classical Neapolitan music, but his shows include romantic Italian American songs. Jimmy was born in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens, NY. He graduated from Holy Cross High School in 1986. It was at an early age when Jimmy discovered his admiration for Italian music. The Allev...

In a constantly changing world, it’s nothing short of a miracle that any restaurant in NYC is still around, yet Armondo’s is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary in Jackson Heights and is more popular and better than ever! We celebrate Armondo’s fine cuisine and its enigmatic owners, Jerry and Patty Crisci. Armondo’s serves classic Northern and...

For the first time in 2 years, the Italian Cultural Center celebrated the Feast of St Joseph (Festa di San Giuseppe) at the St. John’s University (JSU) Queens campus. The entire event was led and planned by Joseph Sciame (Chair, Italian Cultural Center Advisory Board and Vice-President for SJU Community Relations) and Fiorentina Russo on the 4th fl...

It would be difficult to understate Mike Piazza's impact on multiple organizations throughout his career. For the Dodgers, he was a revelation, a family friend of Tommy Lasorda who became an icon in his own right. For the Mets, he changed the course of franchise history, becoming just the second player to enter the Hall of Fame with a Mets cap on h...

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...

I went to Maria Lisella’s apartment in Queens, a walk from the train, the elevated N. She thoughtfully had prepared a meal for me, soup, bread, cheese, grilled vegetables. Her cooking like her poetry takes what is everyday and elevates it to an exceptionally rare place, the extraordinary—my that’s good!—and it’s universal too, meant just for you. B...