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About two weeks away from opening Bravo Pizza, workers polished new stainless steel counters and recently installed kitchen equipment. This restaurant and sports bar soon coming to New Dorp has some big shoes to fill, said Mike Libretta, one of the owners. “I want it to be a great neighborhood place," he said, invoking the name of the building’s fo...

Car enthusiasts (and foodies) who didn’t get enough after watching “Ford v Ferrari” are in luck. Food historian and author Francine Segan will present two talks and tastings that take a closer look at the car and food culture of the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy known as "Motor Valley." Located in the north-central part of the country, it is home...

The New York office of the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) is seeking a full-time Food and Wine Junior Market Analyst. The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications: A degree in Economics, Business Administration, Marketing and/or Communication; Experience in the food and wine trade industry in the Italian and US markets; Understanding of...

When it comes to Italian desserts, it doesn’t get more iconic than tiramisù. Sure, arguments can be made for the importance of cannoli and bomboloni, budino and torta di mele, but—at least in Italian restaurants in the U.S.—no sweet is more popular than the cocoa-dusted “pick-me-up.” (Except maybe gelato—but that’s really more a staple than a desse...

Restaurant Week returns for its 28th edition—offering the opportunity to dine in some of the top restaurants in New York on a budget. More than 350 restaurants in 45 diverse neighborhoods across all five boroughs will offer prix-fixe meals including two-course lunches and brunches for $26 and three-course dinners for $42 (tax and gratuity not inclu...

Save your appetites, people. One of Florence’s most popular restaurants is opening in New York City. Osteria delle tre Panche, which translates to “the tavern of three benches,” will be hosting a Chefs Club residency this February.  Chefs Club, for those who are unfamiliar, is a restaurant group that hosts some of the world’s most famous chefs at i...

When the doors at Rezdora open at 5 PM each evening—seven days a week—a line of pasta lovers is likely to be waiting outside, all hoping to snag a last-minute cancellation or, perhaps, a seat at the bar.  Reservations at Chef Stefano Secchi’s 60-seat, Flatiron eatery have been tough to come by since its opening in May 2019. Then came the three-star...

“Cheese Focaccia so nice, you’ll eat it twice,” claims the New York Times. Enough said. If you’re looking for Italian flavor in New York City, stop by Angelina Bakery first. Here, cooking and family values come together with a sense of true Italian heritage and conviviality – in an exceptionally contemporary way. And now, there’s two times as much...

Italophile chowhounds know the phrase fare la scarpetta (“to make the little shoe”), which describes the act of mopping the plate with a morsel of bread to punctuate the end of a meal. So enamored are Italians with the magic that happens when crusty bread meets tangy ragù, in fact, that they have another word for it: cuzzetiello.  Cuzzetiello, acco...

Catherine Piccoli is a food historian and writer, whose work focuses on the intersection of food, culture, memory, and place. She brings this multidisciplinary approach to the Museum of Food and Drink. As curatorial director, she oversees the creation of MOFAD’s exhibitions and educational programming, and guides the operations team. Catherine was...

It’s not often that a chef can launch a restaurant, abandon it, and return five years later to find the premises vacant and waiting for him. But such is the case with Michael Toscano and his old Greenwich Village digs, Perla, which relocated and ultimately closed not long after Toscano departed New York to open Le Farfalle in Charleston, South Caro...

From Bleecker Street in Manhattan to Ditmas Park in Brooklyn, many streets define a borough. In the Bronx, the smell of fresh-out-of-the-oven bread, homemade pasta and sweet cannoli wafts through Arthur Avenue and 187th Street (also known as the Belmont section of the borough). Coined “Little Italy,” the family-friendly area has a ton of delicious...