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From former Del Posto executive chef Mark Ladner’s Pasta Flyer to By Chloe co-founder Samantha Wasser’s The Sosta to Eataly Downtown’s I Ravioli counter, New York has seen a large crop of fast-casual pasta spots pop up over the last year, serving fresh plates of spaghetti and more at affordable prices and faster-than-fine-dining speeds. Now Sola Pa...

Tom Polizzi’s new restaurant venture takes you through a whirlwind tour of Mediterranean fare, all in the artsy confines of Neighborhood of the Arts' Village Gate. This is not a pita chips and hummus place, nor another Sunday-sauced Italian-American joint. Rather, Polizzi’s offers approachable fare influenced by the cuisine of Italy, France, Spain...

A new Advance Cookbook category, "Nostalgia," reflects on the "old." It plays on the notion that food continually connects us to each other and plugs us into the past. We don't want to lose those momentous tastes and actual formulae that built them. Now, this was a tough category at the Cookbook Taste-off itself because there were three wonderful c...

Brooklyn does not have a shortage of great places to go for pizza, whether for a slice or an entire pie. Three new spots recently opened up in the borough offering their own unique spin on a New York classic.  LBK, 669 Union Street (at 4th Avenue), Park Slope 347-889-5309Launched in February by the team behind Luzzo’s BK (145 Atlantic Avenue, Brook...

Senso Unico is the one way to a delicious, authentic Italian meal, served with love and pride by Chef Vincenzo and his lovely wife, Laura Garofalo. Senso Unico means “one way” in Italian and is seen on street signs everywhere to indicate the flow of traffic. Senso Unico is perched on a quaint corner in Sunnyside across from a playground on 47th Ave...

There was scarcely a seat to be had at the brand-new Postino wine bar last Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The big front patio was full; the bar was packed; there were no empty tables. But I didn’t understand why Houstonians have embraced this new Phoenix-based import so enthusiastically until I got a look at their wines by the glass list. I had to blink twice...

Staten Island pizza institution Joe and Pat’s went all out for its first Manhattan location, with a meticulously designed space unveiled this week. Unlike the original location, which has lived on Staten Island for nearly 60 years, the pizza here isn’t served on paper plates. Joe and Pat’s has upgraded its more traditional, casual pizzeria look for...

When: Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM - Where: Banfi Vintners | 1111 Cedar Swamp Road, Old Brookville, NY 11545 - Costs:  Members: $35; Non-members: $50 - Advance registration required. RSVP now. Join the Long Island Network for its popular wine tasting and tour at the beautiful Banfi Vintners, North America’s leading wine importer. Founde...

With an absolutely outstanding performance once again, Italy reaffirmed at the New York International Olive Oil Competition its leading role in the production of excellence. Italian extra virgin olive oils succeeded at the world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil contest gaining the highest number of awards, with 152 producers rewarded for th...

Anthony Mangieri is one of those rare sorts of the restaurant world known for devoting his life to a single noble pursuit: In his case, making the best pizza he can from the best ingredients he can get. He has chased this seemingly simple but elusive goal since 1996, when he opened his first pizzeria in his native New Jersey, followed by ever more...

Uptown Kingston will welcome its newest restaurant, Palizzata, in May. Eschewing the chicken parm TexMex of Italian food, the family-owned establishment will serve up authentic dishes from northern Italy. “Palizzata” is Italian for “stockade,” a tip of the cap to both the restaurant’s culinary heritage and its historic location. The dine-in eatery...

Confession is good for the soul, or so they say. So I will share that when the first dishes arrived at Mangia, I emitted a quiet sigh of relief. After visiting so many Italian-American restaurants, the dominant strain of the area's "ethnic" eateries, I have developed red sauce fatigue. I've learned to expect average food in an average setting, made...