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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...

On a cool sunny weekday afternoon, the crowds were out in Little Italy. In the two outdoor European-style cafes that anchor either end of Arthur Avenue, in the Belmont Section of the Bronx, tourists and locals sat outside, sipping espresso, smoking and chatting away. At Luna Cafe, just past the giant Italian flag painted in the intersection, the re...

La delegazione di New York dell'Accademia Italiana Della Cucina ha un nuovo presidente: Roberta Marini-De Plano. Marini, esperta di comunicazione nata negli Usa con origini abruzzesi, ha preso le redini dal precedente presidente, l'architetto Peter Lombardi. Durante una serata presso il ristorante "Il Mulino", nella zona di Greenwich Village di Man...

During this Women's History Month, News 12 is highlighting female owned businesses across the borough. In Belmont, a female owned restaurant is serving up classic Italian dishes. Maria Di Rende is the owner of Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue. "We treat everyone like family,” says Di Rende. Whether it's the fried meatballs, pork chops or linguini with clam...

Italian food is the most popular cuisine in New Jersey and New York, according to Chef’s Pencil.com, a website for chefs and the restaurant industry. The report used Google search data to rank the popularity of food by state and city. The results show cuisine trends in restaurants and at home. But New Yorkers might be sad to learn that their rival,...

In the 80s, the East Village had this memorable Sicilian sandwich shop on First Avenue called Brunetta’s, somewhere around 6th Street, later moving to 11th. It had a front window that featured a burner under a squarish reservoir of bubbling oil, in which the cook fried slices of spleen and caciocavallo cheese. He would use these along with fluffy w...

Pat LaFrieda’s name is all over the city when it comes to the best steak restaurants and best burgers in NYC. But there’s one dish the king of meat—who operates his eponymous Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors on the first floor of Time Out Market New York—has yet to conquer: paninos. The Brooklyn native opened a pop-up called Meats on March 6th on the fi...

Basilio Inn has reopened for its 99th season in South Beach. After a two-month respite, the Asperti family and staff are now serving lunch and dinner daily. On Wednesday, a worker freshened up the facade with a coat of white paint, before moving onto a scrubbing of the historic restaurant’s sign. The former carriage house -- built in the 1850s -- s...

The Culinary Institute of America was the starting point for many renowned chefs. That is where the start began for three students, who met there, became friends and soon introduced our county to their style of restaurant management by becoming partners and opening Copper House, providing locally crafted comforts in Westchester. The team of Alex Av...

Despite culinary trends that come and go, one form of carbs never goes out of style: pasta. New York City boasts thriving Italian communities in every borough from Little Italy in Manhattan to Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, resulting in a bevy of notable pasta restaurants. Un-fussy eatery Emilio’s Ballato draws locals, old-school Italians and celebrit...

Ledo Pizza, established in 1955 in Maryland, has opened at Rounds Golf & Lounge at Mayfaire Community Center. The Annapolis, Maryland-based franchise has more than 100 locations in the mid-Atlantic region, and is known for its rectangular pizzas as well as sandwiches, salads and classic Italian dishes, such as lasagna and spaghetti with meatballs. ...