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Queens isn’t known for its gardens but Lidia Bastianich has maintained her own in the borough — Douglaston, to be specific, her residence of 30-plus years. It’s here that she’s planted an heirloom garden, shaped by her growing up in Istria, formerly Italian, now Croatian, across the water from Italy-at-large. While what she’s growing may not be ser...

The Brooklyn Eagle first interviewed the colorful and multi-talented Dino Angelo Luciano, who was born in Brooklyn, at the end of June. He was just beginning his journey as a contestant on season eight of “MasterChef,” Fox’s popular weekly television cooking competition hosted by Chef Gordon Ramsay with judges Christina Tosi and Chef Aaron Sanchez....

The chef Roberto Aita took a trip to his childhood home in Calabria in August with a mission: learn everything he could about the simple-but-delicious pizza his “nonna” used to make, baked in a deep pan with chili and freshly squeezed tomatoes, surrounded by olive oil so it tastes almost fried. What he learned after going back is that the pizza has...

Rome is having a moment nationwide and in New York in particular, with the opening of Danny Meyer spots — Marta, Martina, which opened last month, and Caffe Marchio, the Roman-style cafe that opened today. Yet there’s more from Rome that’s edging into the market, particularly the pinsa, a flatbread made with a combination spelt-rice-wheat dough and...

The experience the newly-opened Fratelli's Trattoria wants to deliver is "basically, home away from home," co-owner John Lluka said. The eatery, which he said specializes in northern Italian cuisine, opened about a month ago in the 8 Old Post Road space that Hopscotch restaurant used to occupy. It's a visible location in the heart of the village's...

It's New York-based pizza with a little Pueblo flare, "And-a-More." Angelo's Pizza Parlor And-a-More, which celebrated its 20-year anniversary on Aug. 14, has become one of the hallmark restaurants along the cool waters of the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo. The name of the popular pizza joint -- which claims to have served 1,642,018 pizzas...

It’s been a year of casual restaurant openings for Danny Meyer and Union Square Hospitality Group — places like Martina and Daily Provisions that are intended to feed more people, faster, for less money. Next up in the mix is Caffe Marchio, a new Roman-style stand-up coffee bar in the Redbury Hotel, opening on Monday. Like Union Square Cafe’s siste...

Lioni Italian Heroes shop in Bensonhurst has been making deli sandwiches for decades. With over a 150 sandwiches on the menu, most named after famous Italian-Americans, owner Paul DiSpirito says the most famous has to be the Sinatra. "The most popular famous Italian-American is Frank Sinatra, and there was some research done, Frank Sinatra loved sa...

In the past six months, two sought-after New York-based pizzerias set up shop in Miami. Pizza Tropical opened at Gramps in Wynwood, and Artichoke Basille's took over the kitchen at Ricky's in South Beach. Now, Roberta's, a popular Brooklyn restaurant and pizza joint based in Bushwick, will open a pop-up shop in the Design District this October. Loc...

Spicy hot tomato oil. That was all we knew about Pastabilities before our recent Wednesday evening visit, but it was enough to make us look forward to dinner there. A friend had given us a jar of the restaurant's invention two years before, and it was everything we love about Italian food: deeply flavorful, spicy, rich and versatile. We only hoped...

New York City is having an Italian moment — and it’s not of the red-sauce variety. Trendy new pasta concepts have been popping up in recent months, bringing affordable, fresh fare to NYC diners looking for their fettuccine fix. “I think it’s great all these places are opening,” said chef Ali LaRaia, co-founder of the fast-casual Italian spot The So...

Bakeries wouldn’t seem the obvious place for one-percenters to spend their dough. But Sant Ambroeus is not your average bake shop. Founded in Milan back in 1936, the traditional Italian eatery has spread across tonier tri-state ’hoods — Southampton, SoHo, Madison Ave. — to become the pastaria and pasticceria of choice for major fashion, media and m...