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Pizza as we know it was invented in Little Italy at Lombardi’s in the earliest years of the 20th century, big communal pies lush with toppings that formed quite a contrast with the scrawny, sparsely dressed pies of Naples that inspired them. In the ensuing years, pizzas proliferated across New York City and around the country, some with quirky regi...

Now that Gruttadauria's Bakery has closed in Greece, and is heading for California, its loyal Rochester customers are bemoaning the loss of their favorite baked goods.  The Italian cookies. The rainbow cookies. The rum cake. The cannoli. These aren't just baked goods. They are the flavors of special memories — of weddings, celebrations and holidays...

Restaurants in New York City come and go. For one to hold firm for years, much less for decades, seems almost an impossible feat. And yet in the Theater District, on 56th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, Patsy’s Italian Restaurant has stood proud since 1944. The icon celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. “I think a big part of our su...

A new steakhouse and Italian spot has debuted in the neighborhood. Located at 43 E. 20th St. in Flatiron, the fresh arrival is called Il Mulino Prime - Gramercy. On the menu, you'll find a variety of Italian favorites from linguine with clam sauce to chicken Parmesan. Or opt for the New York strip steak with truffle fries, which comes heavily recom...

Lo chiamano “The Italian Food Mile”: il miglio più goloso di New York. Si dipana in verticale sulla mappa di Manhattan lungo Broadway, tra la dodicesima (appena sotto Union Square, la piazza che ospita l’iconico mercato contadino) e lo storico grattacielo del Flatiron. Lungo il km abbondante che li lega, si trovano in rapida successione la pizzeria...

For lovers of Italian food, heaven lies in Sedona and it’s called Dahl & DiLuca Ristorante Italiano. Growing up in an Italian family in New York, it’s very hard to find anything that compares with the homemade Italian deliciousness created by the loving hands of my grandmother and great-grandmother.  Then I walked into Dahl & DiLuca. From the momen...

The Albany Museum of Art, with the help of Chef Laura Piovesana, rang in the New Year a little early with its Supper Series event “Felice Anno Nuovo” on Dec. 29. The name of the event means “Happy New Year” in Italian, and Piovesana, the featured chef at the AMA’s latest event in its Supper Series, is originally from Italy. The event was held at th...

A Bronx man is bringing his olive oil across the Atlantic back to his hometown. Growing up in the Olinville section of the Bronx in the 60s, Joe Vinciguerra would come to Arthur Avenue with his mother to go shopping but never thought he'd one day be selling his own products there. "It's a dream come true," says Vinciguerra. "It's a fantastic feelin...

Portofino celebrates 44 years of hospitality and pride in Forest Hills where you are always welcome as family. The menu says, “Welcome to Forest Hills, Italy,” and at Portofino you’ll be tended to in comfort while enjoying traditional Italian cuisine, wines and great cocktails. Whether you are celebrating one of life’s special occasions or your ave...

You don't have to look far for Italian in Saratoga Springs, so you have to hand it to the two sommelier-restaurateurs who sold their family Italian restaurant in New Haven, Conn., and opened Solevo Kitchen + Social on Phila Street within the year. After starting careers in wine distribution, one went into fashion and one cooked in Italy before buyi...

With roots dating back to 1933 in Trieste, Italy, Illy Caffe is a new kiosk in the Staten Island Mall’s new food district. Founded by Francesco Illy -- who also invented the illetta, an espresso machine -- the cafe serves up a bevy of coffees, lattes, iced flavored coffee drinks, cappuccinos and espressos, as well as a menu filled with Italian sand...

Many Italian-Americans on the Staten Island spent Sunday "fish" shopping. In keeping with the tradition of celebrating the Feast of Seven Fishes, fish markets across the borough saw their share of customers on Sunday as people prepared for their Christmas Eve feast. Not eating meat on Christmas Eve was a Roman catholic tradition as it was part of a...