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An Italian café opened Thursday on the ground floor of a new high-rise apartment building on the Long Island City waterfront. Santa Chiaro Café opened at 52-41 Center Blvd., inside a 44-story residential building that is part of the TF Cornerstone two-tower development on Parcel C of Hunters Point South. The café, which is around 850 square feet in...

One of Bridgeport’s most popular festivals returned Friday at the St. Margaret Shrine Parish. The Feast of Saint Anthony has been called the hidden gem of Bridgeport for years and that's because of its large variety of Italian food. This is the first year back since the pandemic hit in 2020. Saint Anthony's Feast brings out thousands of people, wit...

Nino’s Restaurant Group announced the opening of its newest concept, Nino’s Beach, on the North Shore of Long Island in Port Washington. Slated as one of the largest restaurant openings on Long Island this year, the restaurant sits right on the shores of Safe Harbor Marina and features refined, upscale Mediterranean cuisine using locally sourced in...

Vico, an Italian restaurant, is set to bring a taste of Italy's Amalfi Coast to Farmingdale. Owner Perry Fortuna visits his family in the Italian coastal town of Vico Equense each year. A popular food destination, many chefs hail from Vico, and Fortuna draws inspiration from the town's cuisine, which he hopes to soon bring to 313 Main Street. The r...

Staten Island is NYC's southernmost borough boasting pretty beaches and more natural space than the other four. There are so many reasons to love Staten Island, and this unique part of New York has some of the best food in the city. Italian cuisine is a New York staple, and you'll find some of the city's finest in these Staten Island Italian restau...

With its 300 exhibiting companies (nearly 8 percent of the entire fair), Italy was more prominent than ever at the 2022 edition of the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York. Also thanks to the fact that, for the second consecutive time, it was the fair’s partner country. The Italian Pavilion, a 2,300-square-meter exhibition space dedicated to Italian...

It’s said that Heaven touches Brooklyn, New York, every July… and if you know Brooklyn like we do, then you know that celestial poke occurs at the famed Festa del Giglio at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, and you also know the passionate pastor there! This week we sit down with the one-and-only Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello who, beyond his job as th...

The Italian food innovation is once again the protagonist at the Summer Fancy Food Show 2022, the American largest trade show dedicated to the food sector. For the fourth time Italianfood.net, the international project of the Food publishing group, organized there the Italian Food Awards USA, dedicated to the most innovative newly launched (between...

It’s hard not to get a kick out of the smile that slowly forms on Anthony Volpe’s face when someone digging into the start of his season asks about his confidence level. Those in the business of grasping at straws in wondering why the traditional statistics next to the 21-year-old Somerset Patriots shortstop’s name haven’t been as reflective of the...

Tony Lo Bianco speaks with NOIAFT founder Taylor Taglianetti at the 2022 Tribeca Festival premiere of Ray Romano’s directorial debut, “Somewhere in Queens.” As the prospect of athletic scholarships becomes more likely for his basketball star son “Sticks” (Jacob Ward), Leo Russo (Ray Romano) secretly meddles in teen social dynamics to make sure his...

Italy, partner country of the 2022 edition Summer Fancy Food Show, is welcoming attendees at the Italian pavilion, stand 2705, to sample famous Italian food & beverage products such as cured meats, cheeses, coffee, etc. This journey of flavors is guaranteed by 300 Italian companies who are be exhibiting their products at the 2022 show in New York....

Great satisfaction for Italian art thanks to Stefano Massini, who at the 75th Tony Awards, the Oscars of Broadway theater and musicals, took home five awards for his show The Lehman Trilogy. Stefano Massini is a Florentine writer and playwright. Massini began working as a playwright in 2005. From 2015 to 2020 he was artistic consultant to the Picco...