This New NYC Restaurant Is Run by an 86-year-old Nonna Who Makes Fresh Pasta Daily

Apr 27, 2022 653

BY: Melissa Malamut

Six days a week, Addolorata "Dora" Marzovilla walks the short distance from her Manhattan apartment in Midtown East to her newly opened eponymous restaurant, Nonna Dora's Pasta Bar. Once there, she makes fresh pasta for five hours a day using recipes and techniques she first learned 78 years ago.

At 86 years old, Marzovilla is a first-time restaurateur."I feel so happy!" Marzovilla tells Travel + Leisure while making her signature orecchiette with a flick of a knife. "It's my name on the door."

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