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Mike “Mutz” Fiorito retired from Bella Famiglia in early September and closed up his West Brighton shop. This week, neighbors of the briefly darkened building at 725 Forest Avenue have seen a flurry of activity. What’s coming to the spot? It will be Italo’s A&S Fine Foods. The new venture is under the same ownership — and will be the same name — as...

Leave your inbox full. Power down your laptop. Step off the corporate hamster wheel. Restaurant Fest is back! From October 14-30 at Eataly New York, put down your devices and indulge in a moment of pleasure — because “La vita è troppo breve per mangiare e bere male” (Life is too short not to eat and drink well). This Restaurant Fest, find fresh tru...

The oldest cheese shop in Manhattan's Little Italy — and considered the oldest in America — may soon close for good. After 130 years in business, Alleva Dairy on Grand Street has filed for bankruptcy, as the owners are locked in a months-long battle with the building's landlord over back rent. That same landlord is also refusing to honor the remain...

Turiello’s Italian Restaurant is a home away from home for many of us. Located in the heart of downtown Nyack since 1980 under the ownership of Girolamo (Nino) Turiello’s has served many millions of hot slices and pies. When asked where he lives, Turiello says “in the store”, although his real home is in Brooklyn. Immigrant to OwnerTuriello came to...

The Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella, the association representing around 322 wineries in Veneto, Italy, is pleased to announce the launch of an integrated communications campaign in the United States. The campaign will kick-off with a walk-around tasting event in New York City with educational seminars for trade and media professionals. Develope...

A New York City Italian restaurant is opening in the heart of historic Roslyn Village. Felice, an all-day dining concept, will open Sept. 30 at 1382 Old Northern Boulevard. The restaurant is owned by SA Hospitality Group. Its culinary director is Iacopo Falai, a native Florentine. The executive chef is Niccolo Simone, who was born in Florence and s...

If an eatery could be a haircut, Frank’s Ice Cream and Restaurant would be a mullet with ice cream in the front and dine-in Italian in the back. It’s the most unassuming and unlikely spot, tucked along the Albany Shaker Road, and you will likely know it’s there only if you frequent that part of Colonie or Loudonville. I had asked readers of my Food...

THESE tasty Italian treats at New York City's San Gennaro festival have exceeded expectations with one dessert tasting as close to home-cooked as you can get. The Feast of San Gennaro, known as "the feast of all feasts," has been around since 1926. At the turn of the 20th century, Italians immigrated to the lower east side of New York City. In 1926...

“Barolo en Primeur” is the International solidarity auction promoted by Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo Foundation and CRC Donare Foundation, together with the Protection Consortium Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe Dogliani, to be held this year on October 28th, in the setting of Grinzane Cavour Castle. Christie's, simultaneously with New York, will aucti...

Though its demographics have shifted over the years, the borough remains a hotbed of Italian food. Arthur Avenue—known to many as the “real” Little Italy—is home to many specialty stores and restaurants, as well as Arthur Avenue Market, an enclosed culinary oasis featuring fresh pasta, homemade sausages and cuts of meat of all kinds, extra-virgin o...

Anyone who’s been around me over the last few months knows all too well about Alice. The restaurant that is. Ever since I discovered the West Village Italian spot last spring, I’ve been hooked and can’t stop going back or talking about how much I love it so. If you’ve never heard about Alice, let me fill you in: Alice is, hands-down, one of the coo...

Centrally located in The Gallery at Westbury Plaza, a visit to Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas means there is no need to travel into the city for world class wine and dining. When discussing wine with international sommeliers, they will say wine should be the gravy with one’s meal washing over the food in your mouth, enhancing the food’s flavors....