Residents of the Bronx proudly proclaim Arthur Avenue as New York City’s real Little Italy. And, by all accounts, it is. Italian immigrants began pouring into the borough’s Belmont neighborhood in the early 1900s, when construction began on the nearby Bronx Zoo and New York Botanic Garden. They found work in these new developments, settled in the a...

The Belmont Business Improvement District and Summer Garden Food announce two new additions including imported Italian gnocchi and bronze die pasta made from Tuscan wheat to the portfolio of the ‘Little Italy in the Bronx’ products, which already includes seven sauce varieties from cherry tomato to arrabbiata. Sourced from Tuscany, the new pasta an...

Arthur Avenue thrives on serving customers Italian delicacies that your average neighborhood deli doesn’t offer, with bakeries and stores often known for just a couple specific items. And while we’ll still make trips to the Ave, if you’re looking to avoid the chaos and tough parking (especially at the holidays), here are seven Italian stores in Wes...

Joseph Migliucci and his family, personable proprietors of Mario’s Restaurant on Arthur Ave. in the Bronx, are marking ‘Cent’ Anni’, a remarkable 100 years of serving their robust Neapolitan Italian-American cuisine.   Joseph’s great grandparents left Naples in the early 1900s and actually opened one of the first Italian restaurants ever in Cairo,...

On the wall at Mario’s Restaurant is a plaque that states “Happiness is a kitchen full of family.” I might add to that, “Happiness is also a dining room filled with guests enjoying the authentic Neapolitan dishes at Mario’s.” The restaurant is celebrating its 100 year anniversary. It is the fourth and fifth generation of the Migliucci family who co...

The Bronx’s famous Arthur Avenue continues to be a center of Italian-American New York. With its numerous restaurants, bakeries, and rich history, this small street near Fordham Universitycontinues to dazzle tourists and New Yorkers, alike and is sometimes referred to as the “Real Little Italy.” However, what even many New Yorkers may not know is t...

Lungo le strade della Little Italy of the Bronx, cugina della più nota Mulberry Street di Manhattan si susseguono, sartorie, negozi di scarpe e di arredamento, pasticcerie e soprattutto ristoranti. Siamo a 20 minuti a piedi dall’ultima fermata della metro di Fordham Road Station e l’atmosfera che anima il quartiere è diversa da quella respirata dow...

In the late 18th century, the neighborhood we now know as Belmont — west of the Bronx Zoo and south of Fordham University — was a portion of the tobacco farm, factory, and estate belonging to the Lorillard family, at a time when the city was covered with tobacco farms, mainly for the manufacture of snuff. A century later, Belmont had been divided i...

Thursday, May 2nd, members of the Constantinian Auxiliary prepared and distributed food to the homeless in Chinatown and Two Bridges, New York on the Feast of Sant’Atanasio il Grande (Saint Athanasius the Great). Meeting at the Church of the Transfiguration (29 Mott St.), volunteers prepared 30 care packages replete with toiletries and ready to eat...

In the weeks before Easter, the Arthur Avenue section of the Bronx is bustling with shoppers who brave long lines and challenging parking to pick up traditional Italian delicacies, the best imported ingredients, and pastries. Danielle Oteri, whose great-grandfather was an early shopkeeper in the neighborhood, is often among the Easter shoppers as t...