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Arco Cafe, at 886 Amsterdam (103rd Street), has been handcrafting, cooking and serving fresh pasta to the UWS for six years. Arco was a neighborhood hangout–for families, solo diners and groups seeking fresh, healthy, regional Italian dishes. But when COVID-19 intervened, brother and sister Daniele and Francesca Fiori, who came to New York from Sar...

Dining at Bottino in the West Chelsea Highline neighborhood is a worthwhile experience. First note that when you enter the restaurant it may seem congested at first. Passing the fancy marble top bar, a convenient coat check and a hectic kitchen area. Further inside, an enchanted garden and elegant dining rooms awaits. Thankfully changing that first...

Larger-than-life restaurateur Sirio Maccioni — the man behind seminal French fine dining restaurant Le Cirque, and one of New York’s grandest maitre d’s — has died. He was 88. Eater has reached out to his son Mauro for more details, though early reports say it was not due to COVID-19. Maccioni immigrated to New York from Italy and worked at restaur...

Caffè Vergnano, the oldest Italian coffee roaster, supports God's Love We Deliver in New York , whose mission is to provide nutrition therapy, by cooking and delivering medically tailored meals for people living with severe illness in the New York City metropolitan area. For each order placed on the official Caffè Vergnano USA eshop https://caffeve...

In a place as vast and gastronomical as New York City, an instant sense of family and comfort is like finding a diamond in the rough. Chef Pietro Mosconi’s two family’s restaurants, Monte’s Trattoria and Villa Mosconi are exactly that. He is the “Nonno” that we all need when we go out to eat, still emerging from his New York City kitchens greeting...

Joseph "Papa Joe" Migliucci was the fourth-generation owner of Mario's, a 101-year-old red-sauce restaurant on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. Moe Albanese was known affectionately throughout Manhattan's Little Italy as "Moe the Butcher." Both men - ages 81 and 95, respectively - were among the more than 2,000 New Yorkers who died citywide last week fr...

Before they became gourmet goliaths dealing the choicest cuts of meat to Michelin-starred restaurants, many Italian wholesalers started off as a family-owned business, peddling steaks in carts and pastries on bicycles to happy customers. Decades later, as the restaurant industry has come to a halt, wholesalers have returned to retail, offering a ra...

Like many of his classmates at the College, Ian Di Pietro ’23 left campus in the middle of March to find his hometown significantly altered. Just as Ian was departing for his home in Manhattan, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared that schools, restaurants and bars in the city would close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This news hit especially close...

The Desiderio family has been in the restaurant industry since the late 1970s. They work with family and their extended family of staff at Bobby J's Italian American Grille in Cheektowaga. That's why brothers and co-owners Bob and Jay Desiderio sat down with their family to decide how they could help those on the front lines of this crisis. "When w...

Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen is rising to the occasion to be there for the communities it serves when it is needed most. As a community ally, Russo’s has always aligned itself with charities and local non-profit organizations, and now it is coming to the aid of hospital workers and first responders who are giving of themselves tirele...

The first time I met Riccardo Orfino, in the Summer of 2013, he told me that he dreamed of moving to America. At the time, the chef was at the helm of LadyBù’s kitchen – a bistro in Milan and a collaboration between two chefs from both a two-star restaurant and a DOP mozzarella producer. LadyBù’s cheese-centric menu was the answer to all my inner t...

Dr. Anthony Fauci has won praise amongst many Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially by those who live in the Italian community of Island Park. The Fauci linguini at the town's iconic 80-year old Peter's Clam Bar has been flying out of the kitchen -- but for pick-up only, in compliance with Fauci's social distancing recommendations. Acc...