Tucked away in the heart of beautiful Long Island City is Levante, an Italian Restaurant & Bar with a trendy yet artisanal flair that proves to be perfect for any occasion. This “pizza-centric” spot, located just off the 7-train a few blocks away from the historic Court Square, is one of the many gems popping up in the ever-growing area. With beaut...

Richard di Donato cannot bear to visit his childhood home, a Cape Cod that sits in Strongs Neck, a peninsula on Long Island’s North Shore tucked just below the Sound. Three miles north of Stony Brook University, the hamlet is named for Anna Strong, part of the Culper Spy Ring during the Revolutionary War. And it’s where, centuries later, Richard’s...

For those who celebrate Christmas, so much of the season builds up to the main event: Dec. 25. Christmas Eve is often an after-thought, a time to put gifts under the tree or scramble for last-minute presents and sparse parking spots at stores. But some find the idea of glossing over Christmas Eve a bit, well, fishy. Some families, particularly Ital...

A popular Italian restaurant chain that has locations across the globe is opening a venue inside a new development in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Serafina – which has restaurants in Puerto Rico, Brazil, Japan, India, Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – will open in the second half of 2022 inside the recentl...

This fall, Long Island got another Italian restaurant. But the owners of Nunzi's in Farmingdale wanted to create a unique Italian dining experience. Michael Napolitano knew downtown Farmingdale would be the perfect place for the southern Italian food eatery, he told Patch. "We wanted to find something in a town that was growing and expanding such a...

If you love panettone and live in the New York area, you must check out the first-ever New York Panettone Festival, December 9th - 19th 10 AM - 6 PM at The Piazza at Hunter’s Point South Park in Long Island City, NY. The festival is free for all to join. No tickets are required. Panettone and other seasonal refreshments will be available for purcha...

Italian American Museum cordially invites you to attend the 2021 Long Island Ambasciatore Awards Ceremony & Dinner on Sunday, November 7 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. Join us in honoring outstanding Italian American leaders and their Italian American Organizations. To RSVP by phone or for further information contact Dr. Joseph V. Sc...

An Italian café is set to open inside a new high-rise apartment building on the Long Island City waterfront. Santa Chiaro Café will open in December on the ground floor of 52-41 Center Boulevard, a 44-story residential building at Hunters Point South. It will be the first café owned solely by Cristiano Rossi, an Italian immigrant who lives in Willi...

And why wouldn’t the first New York satellite of Florence’s renowned La Carraia Gelateria open in East Meadow? If the location, along the Hempstead Turnpike service road, doesn’t exactly bring to mind the Uffizi or the Galleria dell'Accademia, it is next door to the original Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace. La Carraia, which opened Sept. 24, is actual...

In the years that Alessandro Acquista spent inside his family's Queens trattoria, there was barely a task he didn't do. As a teenager, he'd work alongside his father on the weekends. Later, after studying at the French Culinary Institute and working in other New York City restaurants, he returned to Acquista Trattoria and worked every station and p...