Grappa is grabbing more and more attention in the US, thanks to its sustainability through its zero-waste production process, and also because Americans (above all, New Yorkers), are discovering it as a distilled spirit to be savored not only at the end of the meal as a digestive, but also as a cocktail ingredient. For the first time ever, a Grappa...

A new Italian restaurant is opening on the Upper West Side in the former home of a neighborhood staple. For most local foodies, the address at the corner of West 77th Street and Columbus Avenue is remembered as the location of Isabella's — a Mediterranean restaurant that operated in the neighborhood for 30 years before abruptly closing in 2017. It...

Italian conductor Alvise Casellati is set to bring his ‘Opera Italiana is In the Air’ to New York City. The free concert, entitled, “Rebuild Harmony,” will take place at Central Park’s Naumburg Bandshell on June 27 and will be a celebration of female talent. The concert will feature sopranos, Dísella Làrusdóttir and Caitlin Gotimer as well as two o...

Light, funny and bubbly, of course! In just two years, the “Pink Wine” from Apulia – also known by its Italian name Puglia, pronounced “pulia”- triumphed in New York City.  This is what the Summer Fancy Food 2022, the largest U.S. show devoted exclusively to specialty foods and beverages, tells us. In three days, a crowd of guests, foreign buyers,...

AccordingAccording to the New Age philosophy known as Human Design — a Gwyneth Paltrow-endorsed remix of the Myers-Briggs test that pulls from astrology, chakras, and the I Ching — Jeff Katz is a manifestor. What does that mean exactly? “I’m not an expert,” the acclaimed restaurateur behind Crown Shy and Saga admits, but his wife has been telling h...

Reopened in March on New York City’s Lower East Side following a two-year hiatus, Una Pizza Napoletana has wasted no time in returning to form and was just named the top pizzeria in the U.S. by Italian website 50TopPizza. According to the site, its anonymous rankers spent a year dining at pizzerias around the country in order to come up with 50 fin...

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are still repping the family business half a century later. The screen legends reunited Thursday for a 50th anniversary screening of The Godfather at United Palace, hosted by the Tribeca Film Festival, which De Niro, 78, co-founded in 2002 to revive the cultural scene of lower Manhattan in the wake of 9/11. Pacino, 82,...

Producer Eric Krebs has announced a five-week extension of the critically-acclaimed hit Off-Broadway production of Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn, with book and lyrics by Mark Saltzman, music adapted from classic Italian melodies, directed and choreographed by Justin Ross Cohen. Presented in association with Amas Musical...

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of renowned Italian soprano Renata Tebaldi, the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, in collaboration with the Renata Tebaldi Museum and the Renata Tebaldi Foundation Museum, presents a special retrospective exhibition on this opera deity. Inside the halls of the Italian Cultural Institute on Par...

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...