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White Plains resident Alessandro Crocco opened Papi restaurant in late January on Bank Street in the city, where he moved to from Italy in 2011. “I fell in love with the city and what it had to offer,” Crocco recalled last week. “I chose the restaurant business because I like to be an ambassador of my own culture.” A ribbon cutting ceremony for the...

New York City is blessed with countless Italian restaurants. They are just about everywhere. Around every corner is a pizza shop, or pasta and wine bar that will give you the carbs you are craving. But if you’re up for something a little more involved, here’s a list of some of the best Italian spots to check out around New York City, one for each b...

A sister restaurant to the popular and well-reviewed Vespa Italian Kitchen & Bar in Farmingdale will open this week on Route 25A. Vespa Italian Chop House takes over the location of the former Nocello's, 843 Fort Salonga Road. Owners Ben and Cynthia LoManto tells Patch that they hope to open their doors to the public during the middle of next week....

As restaurants struggle to stay open throughout the city due to escalating minimum wage, and increasing rent and property taxes, one eatery in the Bronx continues its formula for success for a century. Mario’s Restaurant, located on 2342 Arthur Avenue, has been making Neapolitan Italian cuisine the same way for 100 years. Joe Migliucci and his daug...

There's no better way to romance your significant other on Valentine's Day than by sharing a delicious Italian meal. Whether you are in the mood for live music or the rustic charm of a fireplace, we have picked some of our favorite Italian eateries for an unforgettable date night. It's one of the most popular evenings out in NYC, so be sure to make...

This time last year, Alfred Portale was in the middle of his fourth decade as the chef of Gotham Bar & Grill. The loftlike dining room still looked so much like 1985 that it could have served as a set for “The Bonfire of the Vanities,” in the unlikely event that any studio wanted to remake it. The cooking may not have been in the vanguard any longe...

Chef Danny Brown, who earned Queens its first Michelin Star with his restaurant Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen, is cooking Italian American-style Sunday suppers for the Brooklyn community. The supper is served every Sunday at the Brooklyn waterfront spot Estuary, where Chef Brown is the Executive Chef. While Estuary isn’t an Italian restaurant, Che...

Iron Chef America and the Next Iron Chef, or from her regular contribution to NBC’s The Today Show, but her roots are as humble as one of her signature dishes: pizza. “Pizza is a beloved and simple food, but it there is an art to it,” Arpaia said. “Pizza is in my blood.” As the first-generation daughter of Italian immigrants, Arpaia fondly remember...

The IABF will conduct our "First Look" College Baseball Showcase on Saturday June 6, 2020. All players will receive quality instruction from Division I - II - III, Junior College coaches, former MLB players and MLB Scouts. Prospects will have a great opportunity to showcase their abilities in skill work sessions. Prospects will be placed by positio...

Sunday, Feb. 9 is National Pizza Day, and Eataly North America is celebrating with true Italian pizza! PIX11’s Kala Rama had the chance to learn how to make Eataly’s signature pizza alla pala — a Roman-style pizza. Eataly is the largest Italian retail and dining experience in the world. There are over 40 locations worldwide across 12 countries. In...

At Raffetto’s in Greenwich Village, two generations of family work side by side. Andrew Raffetto and his daughter Sarah are purveyors of pasta and all that goes with it, from sauces to cheeses to imported Italian cookies. Andrew’s grandfather, Italian immigrant Marcello Raffetto, founded the shop in 1906. Fourteen years later, he purchased the buil...

There are many reasons why Caffè Reggio is the grand dame of coffee shops in New York City. One of the oldest operating coffee shops in New York City, Caffè Reggio was opened in 1927 by Domenico Parisi, an Italian immigrant. Located at 119 Macdougal Street in Greenwich Village, it was the first American cafe to serve cappuccino, heralding a new wav...