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Amazingly, Anthony Scotto has not opened an Italian restaurant on Long Island for more than 50 years. A herd of steakhouses, catering halls to seat thousands, yes. But One10 in Melville, which will open Wednesday for special events (and in early January for lunch and dinner) is the first Italian concept he’s launched since Scotto’s Pizzeria and Res...

Italian couple Alessandra and Mario De Benedetti long dreamed of two things: New York City and nature. First, they moved here. Then, this fall the pair opened Il Fiorista on West 26th Street to celebrate flowers in food. "In Italy, we have this joy of life around nature and good food," said Alessandra De Benedetti. "We want to pay more attention to...

Rachael Ray is taping her talk show at her studio in Manhattan and someone has just gotten a makeover. The woman is overwhelmed by her transformation, and Ray is encouraging her not to cry: "Turn back around, stop crying! You look so beautiful. Do you like what you see? Don't cry!" She gathers the woman in for "huggums" as the audience cheers. And...

Miceli’s opened in 1949 when Carmen and Sylvia Miceli, with the help of their brothers Tony and Sammie, and sisters Angie and Millie, put their funds together to start a restaurant. Carmen, a Chicago native, came to Los Angeles shortly after serving in World War II. He earned four Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star, and went from being a singing shoes...

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of traveling across Europe, you might find one of the continent’s pleasantries the daily availability of fresh baked goods. Bakeries are about as bountiful as bodegas. Well, one Italian bakery, Ciao, Gloria in Prospect Heights, brings that experience to Brooklyn residents. And apparently its baked goods are so delici...

Il Gattopardo is celebrating its accreditation as one of the 50 best Italian restaurants in the world by the “50 Top Italy,” the online guide dedicated to the best of Italian gastronomy both inside and outside of Italy. Il Gattopardo serves authentic and healthy Southern Italian cuisine that has been designed for the modern palate without compromis...

Bruno’s Bakery NYC, with locations in West Brighton and Dongan Hills, was honored recently at the first-ever New York Wedding Awards, hosted by Creative Oceanic to honor top wedding professionals. The local bakery was named Staten Island’s “Cake Designer of the Year ” during the event, which took place in Long Island. “This award that I received is...

Here's a collaboration to get excited about! The Springs (224 Franklin St) now exclusively serves food from their Greenpoint neighbor Fornino. Fornino's chef and owner Michael Ayoub will serve his signature Italian dishes nightly at the spacious bar. Fornino has been in the pizza-making business since 2004, with locations at 849 Manhattan Avenue an...

Manhattan’s Little Italy isn’t quite as “Italy” as it once was. For a real NYC-Italian neighborhood experience, the only “Little Italy” left is in the Bronx—Arthur Avenue, to be specific. Or, to be even more specific, try the Arthur Avenue Retail Market, sitting in front of a big, square slice of Cafe al Mercato’s Sicilian-style pizza. Tucked into...

Entrepreneur Emanuale Nigro opened Osteria 57's doors in 2017. Still in his 30's his dream has always been the belief that "What we eat and drink as well as our surrounding atmosphere can facilitate and support the flourishing of our souls." Thus his restaurant, located in the heart of Manhattan's West Village embodies such a concept. The owner is...

In New York for the biggest wine and food festival, for an exclusive blogger event and a demonstration day: Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI was present in three major events this fall in the States, thanks to the campaign “Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, the Original”. It all began with NYCWFF, from the 10th to the 13th of October, the largest wine and...

The menu at Aqua Vino in Utica will not startle you. If you enjoy traditional Italian steakhouse style choices with a healthy dose of seafood options, you will be comfortably pleased with the selection. So the significant question for us on our recent Wednesday visit was about how well executed the old favorites would be. We left very happy indeed....