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Mulberry Street, the heart of Manhattan’s Little Italy, is the epicenter of Italian American culinary imagination. Its iconic logo awnings, natty white tablecloths and seen-it-all servers set the scene. Pasta and red sauce, workingman’s dishes elevated through skill, love and respect for the old ways, made it the neighborhood that launched a 1,000...

Auguri to NIAF Member Joanne Mosconi for publishing her new cookbook The Chef of Greenwich Village, which tells father’s story and recipes. When her father Chef Pietro, owner of Monte’s and Villa Mosconi restaurants in Lower Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood, had a heart attack in April 2015, Mosconi promised God that if he survived that s...

It’s might be last week of New York City Restaurant Week, but the Bronx is launching today its first ever “Little Italy in the Bronx” Restaurant Week that will run form February 3 to 13th! Centered around Arthur Avenue, a hotspot for Italian cuisine with a long history, the prices are even lower than regular restaurant week at $20 for a three-cours...

If this relationship were a cake, what would it look like? How would it taste? I have never much dreamed of being a bride, for reasons both personal and anatomical, but have long been fascinated by the odd, uniquely impossible questions asked of them. The ones above, for instance. Is it not ludicrous to think that the special and sometimes eternal...

You learn something new everyday…like, for instance when you find out about the  Italian origins  of Buffalo wings and pretzels. I honestly didn’t expect it. One of my best friends is a proud Buffalonian: she loves her city, is a faithful Bills’ supporter and there’s nothing about Buffalo she doesn’t miss dearly now that she lives in Europe. She wa...

“Oh what a night!” The big Italian party continues to live on — bigger than ever — at Villa Paradiso in Great Kills. The dining spot is nestled behind the former Pathmark Plaza of Great Kills — where there’s a celebration going on week after week. And last night was no exception. Situated off Greaves Avenue and Amboy Road, the casual, 150-seat Ital...

Michael Toscano — an acclaimed chef known for his work at shuttered Italian restaurant Perla — has returned to NYC to open a new Italian restaurant in the original Perla space at 24 Minetta lane, at Sixth Avenue called Da Toscano. The Italian restaurant, a partnership with his wife Caitlin, is an amalgam of his cooking from his days at Perla, which...

Executive chef Franco Ortega is filled with fond memories of the days when he began his culinary career at the former Il Ponte, the Arrochar dining spot that would eventually morph into  Italianissimo Ristorante, Café and Bar. That was more than a quarter century ago. Then when owner, Gianvito Fanizza retired 2006, chef Franco and a partner bought...

Yes, the new La Botte Ristorante — located in the space that once held Uno Pizzeria and Grill — serves Italian fare, but don’t expect any dish ending with parm, marsala, alfredo, or scampi. There’s a whole other world of Italian food, one that’s closer to what’s eaten in Rome or Florence or Naples, and these are the culinary traditions La Botte fol...

Kim Cooks & Caters, an intimate Italian spot that opened its doors in October, was a dream come true for Kim Leo. Over the years, the Staten Island chef found herself in the kitchens of successful restaurants around the borough -- from Dock’s Clam Bar in Richmond Valley to Sofia’s Taqueria in Rosebank. Her food roots go back to the family business,...

A man who whips up fine Italian and fresh local produce, seafood and meat by the stomach-full in downtown Sumter was chosen to represent South Carolina in an effort to entice tourism and promote agriculture. Raffaele Dall'Erta, the executive chef at Hamptons and its upstairs bar, Rafters, was named one of four participants in the 2020 South Carolin...

The Super Bowl game day feels like a real American holiday. Football fans or not, people will likely tune in with family and friends to enjoy the excitement of the game, Jennifer Lopez half-game show, and the iconic commercials. Food is a crucial element of any Super Bowl watching party, often served in the form of tasty snacks and easy to pick up...