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Founded in 1904, Ferdinando’s Focacceria is the city’s oldest Sicilian restaurant and also one of the longest running Italian restaurants in NYC — outdone only by Rao’s (1896) and Bamonte’s (1900). It began as a lunch counter selling small round sandwiches to longshoremen who worked on the nearby Columbia Waterfront docks on the western edge of Cob...

For authentic, to the letter Italian cuisine, Trattoria Aroma Restaurant and Wine Bar is one of the absolute best in Western New York. The iconic Buffalo, New York restaurant has always been known for attention to detail, as well as the most flavorful of dinners. The menu is succinct and wholly genuine to Italian cuisine down to the fine details. E...

Oneida’s newest cafe will be adding a bakery on June 5 after nearly a year of operation. The expansion is a result of hard work and endurance through illness by owner Lori Seef and will expand their array of Italian breads and pastries. The Cafe will now be known as Cafe and Bakery. The story of Bella Vita Cafe has resulted from a recipe of one par...

DeFazio’s, which has been serving authentic Italian wood-fired pizza and Italian dishes since 1951, has been added to the New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry. The family-owned business was opened by Anthony and Josie DeFazio 71 years ago on 4th Street in Troy. In 1990, Rocco and Anthony DeFazio opened up their wood-fired pizzeria...

You may already be eating Sicilian food without knowing it. What is probably the world’s most popular bar snack — fried calamari — is fundamentally Sicilian, and so is the eggplant relish (or is it a salad?) called caponata. And, of course, the thick, square slices of Sicilian pizza found in nearly every neighborhood pizzeria, more properly called...

The trio of restauranteurs known as Trident Restaurant Group is opening a new Fort Worth restaurant called Tre Mogli Cucina Italiana in Southside. The new New York-style Italian food restaurant is set to open next Tuesday, May 10. PaperCity Fort Worth got a sneak peek of the new space and a taste of the traditional Italian menu. The family-style re...

From Wall Street warriors to members of the Condé crowd, the well-heeled workforce of the Financial District has a new hot spot perfect for dining and imbibing after clocking out for the day.  Tucked inside Eataly's expansive FiDi location, Firenze Ristorante Toscano & Bar is a stylish Italian eatery set to become your go-to after-work watering hol...

Joe Jerge couldn’t help that he wasn't born Italian, but he did what a German kid from Lackawanna could to make up for lost time. Before launching Mulberry Italian Ristorante with partners in 2005, Jerge ate his way across New York City to broaden his understanding of Italian cuisine. From Mulberry Street in Manhattan’s Little Italy, to Arthur Aven...

Suriano's Deli & Italian Specialties is being developed for an early summer opening at 140 Clinton St., about half a block off State Street downtown and former home to Deanna's Cafe and Taj Mahal Authentic Indian Cuisine. The owner is Ron Suriano, who owns the nearby Moisture Salon and since buying the Clinton Street building two years ago has reno...

Just about anyone raised in or around New York City – and who loves eating – can tell you about Italian sandwiches. Not long ago, when we raised the subject with some of our dining buddies, in person and online, we were overwhelmed with recommendations. Our list of a few favorite sandwich shops quickly grew to more than two dozen that, we were told...

Wrapped in a cascading veil of artificial flowers and green vines, Viva Cucina, a new Italian vegan-pescatarian restaurant, held its grand opening in the East Village at the end of last month. Restaurant owner Tony Iracani wanted to bring his tradition of innovative Italian food to the East Village. His first restaurant, Cafe Viva Gourmet Pizza, is...

As a major Lady Gaga fan and a lover of Italian food, I decided to see what it was like to dine at Joanne Trattoria at peak hours on a Friday night. I was interested to see whether the restaurant, which is named after Lady Gaga's aunt Joanne, would pay homage to Lady Gaga or simply offer a nice meal out.  After leaving my apartment in Bushwick, Bro...