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Giampietro “Lillo” Remia left his job as a pastry chef in Rome “for love.” He moved with his family to Brooklyn, where he opened Lillo Cucina Italiana, a humble neighborhood trattoria. “I was living here for a few years, and really, I [kept] looking for the same place—an Italian place where you can [talk] soccer, politics. And it was not easy [to f...

When most people think of food critics, they think of people like Ruth Reichl and Pete Wells, who have authority granted them by years spent covering restaurants around the world. What they don’t conjure is the image of an 11-year-old boy from Brooklyn who delivers his opinion via Instagram videos recorded on his mom’s phone. Well, maybe they shoul...

Andrea Ferrini estimates he’s seen 22 new businesses open on Harvard Street in Coolidge Corner in the last 25 years. His has been a constant in that time, doling out plates full of al dente pasta, sandwiches, and more dishes prepared in the style of his hometown, Florence, Italy. Today, Bottega Fiorentina remains a fixture of the Coolidge Corner ne...

An acclaimed Hudson Valley Italian cannoli maker is finally opening up their own bakery and cafe. You have probably already enjoyed some of Mamma Musetti's fresh baked Italian pastries without even knowing it. The legendary bakery run by Rosaria and Andre Musetti has been turning out some of the most delicious desserts in the Hudson Valley for year...

While Vincent Tartamella bags breakfast sandwiches and shuttles egg platters to guests in his small dining room at Vincent’s Deli, the calls start rolling in for pizza. “Hello Vincent’s!” Tartamella says in a sing-song greeting into the phone. Along with an order for a bagel with jelly comes a request for a rice ball parmigiana and a personal pan p...

Hanan Samuel grew up close to the tourist frenzy in Niagara Falls, watching the flood of visitors from across the globe as he completed his education at Niagara Catholic High School, then Niagara University. Comfort with and an understanding of his surroundings prompted Samuel to open his first restaurant, Catania, on Feb. 12 in the Wingate by Wynd...

Francesco Panella, the restaurateur behind Italian restaurant Antica Pesa, opened three concepts at once in the Moxy hotel in Chelsea in conjunction with nightlife hitmakers Tao Group: Feroce Caffe, Feroce Risorante, and Bar Feroce. They all serve variations of Italian food. The cafe is located on the first floor with coffee, pastries, and sandwich...

With a nearly 20-year presence on Staten Island, the owners of Top Tomato -- known for deli-fresh Italian specialty dishes -- are expanding to open a fifth store. This one is in Port Richmond. The new store, at 1579 Forest Ave., is in a 7,500-square-foot building formerly occupied by a Walgreens. It’s expected to open by April, said Anthony Sciandr...

Bruna Djonbalaj wakes at 3:30 a.m. each day to bake the green apple tartlets and mini lemon meringues for Dolce Fantasia. She handles the sweet side of the tiny West Brighton restaurant while husband John tackles the savory -- house-made strand pastas and hearty dishes like roasted lamb shanks.  The couple established the restaurant in late Novembe...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around New Rochelle, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill. Topping the list is Vento. Located at 282 Huguenot St., the sushi bar and Italian spot, which o...

On a recent afternoon before the lunch rush at Marianna's, John Sancimino rolled his cutter through crunchy crusts of a salad pie and a saucy-striped Sicilian. The proprietor and his crew pulled pizzas hot from the oven and slid them onto metal trays with a "whoosh" of yeasty air. Despite all the deliciousness on display, it might be John's vodka p...

La Food Hall a NYC di Arrigo Cipriani è una di quelle aperture destinate a far parlare di sé. Il luogo è New York, la data prevista “estate 2019”. Il nome ha dell’istituzionale: Arrigo Cipriani è il Patron dell’Harry’s Bar, storica insegna fondata dal padre Giuseppe nel 1931 (inventore del Bellini e del Carpaccio), amata da Hemingway e dichiarata n...