Three years ago, Orlando Marrero was newly divorced and taking comfort at Patricia’s of Morris Park, a maternal hug of an Italian restaurant in this eastern Bronx neighborhood. Mr. Marrero, who is now 54 and works as a marketing specialist for a health insurance company, mentioned to his server that he was looking for a new home. She introduced him...

Michael Paolercio and Christian Prior, both Tuckahoe residents, use their mother’s collective recipes as the inspiration for the menu on their Mac’s Food Truck, serving Italian-American comfort food including sausage and pepper, chicken cutlet parm, and meatball parm wedges. In addition to the aforementioned wedges, the pair is developing an eggpla...

When thinking of the best Italian restaurants in NYC, Melrose doesn’t exactly come to mind, until now. Primed right on East 161st Street - less than a half mile from Yankee Stadium, Porto Salvo is bringing exquisite, southern Italian cuisine to the borough in never-before-done style. “This area is a food desert and we intend to change that,” said M...

A Bronx native recently cooked up a tie on “Food Network Star.” Christian Petroni made Food Network history this season, co-winning the show with another contestant. “Growing up in the Bronx, hanging out in Brooklyn my whole life – to be able to be on the stage that I was on, to talk about that and bring light to this beautiful, beautiful area down...

In The Bronx, NY, neighborhood of Riverdale sits a Roman Catholic school named Manhattan College whose NCAA Division I baseball team bears a green and white logo strikingly reminiscent to that of Southern California Champion Park View Little League of Chula Vista. The Manhattan Jaspers have inducted several of their baseball team’s players over the...

When the Piccirilli Brothers arrived in New York from Italy in 1888, they brought with them a skill– artistry and passion for stone-carving unrivaled in the United States. At their studio at 467 East 142nd Street, in the Mott Haven Section of the Bronx, the brothers turned monumental slabs of marble into some of the nation’s recognizable icons, inc...

In the latest episode of The Dig, CBS2’s Elle McLogan takes a culinary tour of “Little Italy” in the Bronx. Her guide is Italian-born cook Beatrice Tosti, owner of East Village restaurant Il Posto Accanto. Here are Tosti’s top shopping tips: 1. Know where your food comes from. Tosti entrusts Calabria Pork Store with the cheese for her restaurant. “...

Southern Italian-American food, I read, is making a comeback, despite the fact that it has never been away. Yet, driven by endless articles about new, “authentic” pizzerias, the food media seem suddenly aware that Italian-American cooking has for more than a century been built on solid foundations of Neapolitan, Calabrian, Abruzzese and Sicilian tw...

Mozzarella isn't just a cheese, it's a work of art—at least the way it's made at Casa Della Mozzarella in the Bronx. Located on the corner of 187th Street and Arthur Avenue, the beloved Italian deli is helmed by father-son duo Orazio and Carlo Carciotto. Armed with little more than a pot of boiling water, a few pinches of salt, and an old wooden oa...

I've only lived in New York for about a year now, but I've been in love with the city for as long as I can remember. And like any normal relationship, my infatuation with NYC has had its peaks and valleys. Sometimes it's hard to look past the stale smell of the subway or the $14 price tag on every decent-looking salad, but when I was invited by Mar...