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Although this past year has been filled with darkness and despair, there are two couples working together in Bronx’s Little Italy, both of whom have been married for almost half a century. Lori, 71 and Marco Coletta, 75, own and operate Tra Di Noi, at 622 East 187th Street, best known for their lasagna Bolognese, pasta con fave, calamari fritti, ho...

There is no need to fly to Italy to enjoy what the country is known for — the food. LaFavorita Fine Foods Market Place in Oyster Bay has everything one might need to cook or eat a premade delicious Italian meal. The offerings, and there are so many, are made from ingredients imported from the country fondly referred to as “Bel Paese.” Among the lar...

It's always fun to try and a new restaurant and we found one in Westchester that real foodies will be sure to love with lots of traditional fare such as burgers, but with lots of new American/Italian cuisine with a twist as well.  For those who haven't visited the newly opened 179 Bar & Grill in New Rochelle, they are in for a real treat with such...

In December, Galioto’s delicatessen opened in the heart of Little Italy on Mulberry Street. Brought to you by the team behind the NYC staple Jajaja Plantas Mexicana, the deli serves Italian sandwich classics such as The Meatball Parm (Impossible meat) and The Caprese (roasted tomato, basil, mozzarella, and garlic spread) with a plant-based twist. I...

On January 25,  Italian Chef, Instructor and Food Writer Viola Buitoni will host a virtual discussion on the wonders of Italian olive oil. The event is part of “Food for Thought,” a new event program created by The Museum of Food and Drink and WNYC radio's Greene Space in New York City. “I like to speak to people who cook every day. Teach them how...

The perfect pick-me-up for the coldest month of the year is almost here. Next week, over 100 Italian restaurants will participate in New York City's annual Restaurant Week. This year's lineup of Italian restaurants represents all five boroughs and an array of cuisines, from Milanese fine dining at Casa Lever to family-style Southern Italian spreads...

During the year 2002, I had the pleasure of managing a fine salesman named Jeff LaFleur.  Jeff lived in Croton, NY in Westchester County and that was the area that he serviced.  I would typically drive up to work with Jeff once per month and it usually involved an overnight stay in Peekskill, not far from his home.  Jeff was a good family man and f...

Before indoor dining shut down, I actually took a seat — with friends! — indoors at Sant Ambroeus, the most recent addition to Brookfield and to the line of Milanese coffee and pastry shops that first landed on these shores in the early eighties. (Our nearest cousin is on Lafayette and Prince, but there are three others in the city along with South...

Any resemblance between Campari and the ruby red Aperitivo in the chef Patrick Miller’s new line of Faccia Brutto Italian-style spirits stops at the color. Faccia Brutto’s Aperitivo flowers with citric and herbal complexity, while the popular global brand has almost no aroma and is too sweet. The Fernet Pianta, a bitter take on Fernet-Branca, is st...

Goodbye, King Kullen; hello, Uncle Giuseppe's. The specialty grocer, based in Farmingdale, recently opened a North Babylon store in a space occupied for decades by King Kullen. The 39,241-square-foot store, at 1170 Deer Park Ave. in Sunset Plaza, was first set to open next spring or summer but opened Dec. 15 to take advantage of the Christmas seaso...

The winner of the Bethpage Best of Long Island Award for best Italian restaurant, Gallery Four has also won the hearts of diners for their house-made sauce, primo chicken parm, and reasonable price point. "Lived in Lynbrook for 3 years and always drove by this spot but never went in, such a shame because this was the best sauce I have ever had here...

“Yes, They’re Open” is a web series highlighting local bars and restaurants that are open for takeout, delivery, pickup or dining during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Live streams from the featured restaurants are broadcast on the Advance Facebook page every weekday around 3 p.m. On Tuesday, the Advance/SILive.com visited Bruno’s Italian Bak...