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When restaurateur Paul Shaked and noted chef Adam Leonti teamed up to open Sofia’s Panificio e Vino in Little Italy, the world looked very different. At the time, the neighborhood was bustling with tourists, sidewalk diners, and to-go boxes from nearby Lombardi’s Pizza. It seemed like the perfect place to open Sofia’s, a revamped version of Sofia’s...

New Yorkers might be staying in, but they don’t have to sacrifice giving up dining in their favorite restaurants. Many of the city’s top Italian eateries have set up delivery services and food pick-up times for their loyal clientele. More good news? NY State just lifted a prohibition-era ban on bars and restaurants so they can provide alcohol for t...

Nothing keeps Joe Laino away from Italian pastries on St. Joseph's Day, not even COVID-19. Observing social distancing edicts in the wake of the coranavirus pandemic, the Annadale resident and his wife, Tricia, were forced to cancel their annual St. Joseph Italian Pastry Taste-Off on Thursday, March 19, instead settling for an intimate party of two...

Want something that's full of flavor but don't have a fridge full of fresh ingredients? This hearty pasta dish has nutrient-dense spinach, sharp Parmesan cheese (it can be the shelf-stable kind), breadcrumbs and garlic — which can last for a long time when stored in a cool, dark place and is a great immune-boosting food. Bolognese is a wonderful di...

Looking to chow down on some Italian fare? A new spot has you covered. Located at 548 Fourth Ave. in Gowanus, the newcomer is called Pulia Ristorante. This is the fifth location of the international chain of Apulian restaurant/cafes, which also has outposts in London, the Netherlands, Italy and Atlantic City. The chain was founded in 2012 with the...

A due anni di distanza dall’ultima volta, Savino Del Bene torna a noleggiare un aereo cargo per fare fronte alla scarsa disponibilità di stiva cargo per il trasporto di prodotti italiani verso gli Stati Uniti. Lo ha annunciato a AIR CARGO ITALY la stessa casa di spedizioni di Scandicci (Firenze) precisando che il volo cargo decollerà da Roma il pro...

The stairs are not narrow and dark in the usual speakeasy fashion – but instead, they sparkle a shiny red and plenty of space. It’s the gateway to a unique location, exclusive to New York City: The Boulevardier Lounge at Campari USA. It’s considered one of the finest speakeasy bars in New York City with a glitzy lounge that overlooks Bryant Park –...

Patrons at Sac’s Place in Astoria will be eating for a good cause on April 30, as the restaurant hosts an annual fundraiser to support local HIV/AIDS service organizations. The Italian eatery is owned by brothers Anthony and Domenico Sacramone, whose roots in the Abruzzo region inspire their food ethos. The location at Kaufman-Astoria Studios opene...

Renowned chef and Fornino owner Michael Ayoub was doing artisan pizza in Brooklyn before it became cool, he said just before having kneaded up one of those signature, wood fired pies in Greenpoint. That pizza restaurant has been cooking since 2004, when the chef wanted to bring something unique and elaborate to pizza. “Nobody was doing things sopre...

Outside of Italy, New York is one of the best cities in the world to find quality Italian cuisine. Its abiding love for all things pasta and pizza have led to a history of world-class restaurants from Michelin-starred to casual authenticity with a New York edge. Picking just five restaurants is near impossible. Nevertheless, we’ve rounded up the ci...

This past weekend I interviewed owner, co-founder and President Gerardo Bruno of San Pietro Ristorante in Midtown Manhattan, off of one the most glamorous streets in Manhattan, East 54th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenue. The award winning San Pietro Restaurant has been proclaimed by Italian government, media, and culinary organizations as “...

Several years have passed since we put the Advance spotlight on Campania's Coal Fired Pizza  — the Eltingville dining spot named for the region in Southern Italy where mouth-watering pizza isn't the only really big draw.  And while pizza at Campania is a much sought-after attraction — with its thin crust, enticing fresh mozzarella and San Marzano t...