In Italy, “we would call this a bar,” Caterina Pepe tells us. We’re chatting inside Cerasella (pronounced “Chair-ah-Sell-ah”), the small pasticceria e caffetteria she owns with her husband, Luca Schiano, not far from their home in Long Island City. In New York, of course, a bar is typically adults-only, and rarely known for its food. Using that nam...

Part New York City, part Italian countryside, Felice is ready to take Long Islanders on a trip. “I want them to feel in Italy,” said Jacopo Giustiniani, founder of the Felice brand and partner of SA Hospitality Group. “I really want to transport them to Tuscany without taking the plane… and the six-hour jet lag. “I want to really recreate the ambia...

Ahh, Italiana! Food dominated by sauces, cheeses, herbs and carbs…it’s no wonder the cuisine is so popular. But what is the Best Italian Restaurant on Long Island? Long Islanders voted Grandpa Tony’s the Best Italian Restaurant on Long Island in the 2022 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest! What makes Grandpa Tony’s the best Italian restaurant on...

A new Italian restaurant will fill the space left behind by Sunny Buffet, a Chinese restaurant that had served downtown Bay Shore for more than two decades. The Town of Islip Planning Board has approved a site plan application for Seven Sunday’s to fill the vacant Sunny Buffet at the corner of Shore Lane and East Main Street. Eugene De Nicola, a Sa...

A New York City Italian restaurant is opening in the heart of historic Roslyn Village. Felice, an all-day dining concept, will open Sept. 30 at 1382 Old Northern Boulevard. The restaurant is owned by SA Hospitality Group. Its culinary director is Iacopo Falai, a native Florentine. The executive chef is Niccolo Simone, who was born in Florence and s...

Centrally located in The Gallery at Westbury Plaza, a visit to Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas means there is no need to travel into the city for world class wine and dining. When discussing wine with international sommeliers, they will say wine should be the gravy with one’s meal washing over the food in your mouth, enhancing the food’s flavors....

Bring your appetites: The San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons is back after the pandemic this weekend, bringing with it all the delicious tastes of Italy. The event takes place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Good Ground Road in Hampton Bays. This year's event features pizza and cannoli eating contests on Sat...

As the aphorism goes, “All roads lead to Rome,” and on Saturday, Sept. 10, this was certainly true for Main Street in Patchogue during the annual Italian Feast of Saint Liberata Festival, which enjoyed a large turnout for a perfect late-summer day. Hosted by the Greater Patchogue Cultural Heritage Committee, the annual event featured the eponymous...

The Feast of Mother Cabrini was back in Brentwood Saturday for the first time in two years. The food was back and people enjoyed the rides at the Suffolk County Community College celebration after the pandemic put the festival on pause for the past couple of years. People said that they were delighted to celebrate once again. "I've been here every...

Sunday, September 4, 2022. 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT. The Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary - 168 Hill Street - Southampton, NY 11968. This annual concert will continue the tradition of highlighting famous arias/duets from Opera and Broadway showstoppers, plus famous Italian such as “O Sole Mio,” Spanish and ethnic favorites, takin...