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Italian national treasure Giovanni Rana started out 50 years ago delivering fresh pasta to overworked Italian moms on a red motor scooter. Now, with a European pasta empire under his belt, he's com... read more
Top/Iron Chef Elizabeth Falkner lights out from Frisco to tackle Brooklyn pizza, then turns things over to able hands. Wood-burning oven imported from Italy takes center stage, produces award-winni... read more
Despite Bay Ridge's major repping of the Italian diaspora, serious 'za outside of greasy slices can be hard to source. Enter Vicolo and its stellar Neapolitan pies. Pizzaiolo is Luigi Olivella,... read more
Family-owned Trastevere celeb magnet spins off to Guglielmoburg. Name comes from old-fashioned scales (original location was an ancient customs house). Balance theme picked up in smart BArC Studio ... read more
Apostrophe-loving dell’anima and L’Artusi dudes bring their Italian goodness east. Name comes from a 1790 cookbook, but effects here are fully contemporary. Sleek space has high ceiling... read more
Pizza central. Wood-burning oven bumps the atmosphere, cranks out fresh (and wet) Neapolitan-style pies. Pizzaolos did time at Spotted Pig and I Trulli. Menu divides into Old World classics and New... read more
Restaurant, coffee shop, and market inside new-school condo The Edge. Main room sees long communal tables and 17-foot ceilings. Name is Italian for factory, reflected in huge murals of machine imag... read more
Larger, more Manhattan-y version of Neapolitan spot already lighting it up in Williamsburg. Signature pies from Brooklyn carry over, joined by an expanded menu and a mozzarella bar. Pizzas divide i... read more
Gangster-fabulous and maybe the city's best Italian. Took ‘em long enough to come uptown (31 years to be precise), but fits in naturally with the well-heeled Upper East. Inside, no missing th... read more
Village-spawned chainlet builds on pizzeria expertise, brings authentic Southern Italian to the Upper West. Sicilian specialties nod to Neptune’s beat; tuna carpaccio, swordfish carbonara, fr... read more
Nicola Accardi converts old Manganaro’s into pizza spot. Oven’s made of volcanic clay from Mount Vesuvius, but they kept the old skylight for New York vibes. Private estate Castelvetran... read more
This ain't Oscar Meyer, folks. Family of Parma salami pros crosses the pond to show uptowners how deli meat is done. Grab some parmacotto, prosciutto, or porchetta to go, have guests leave your nex... read more
Executive chef of Cannibal and dell’anima does proper 5 (6? 7?) course Italian offering. House-made stracciatella with dried fish eggs is a point of pride. Full charcuterie, cheese menu, and ... read more
Fine cured meats on fresh baguettes. White-walled space, smattering of tables and chairs for those with time to linger. Several focaccia options, but most paninis served on long crusty loaves... read more
Mondrian SoHo's tour through coastal Italy. Amalfi, Sicily, and the Italian Riviera provide inspiration. Central attention put on crudos, creative combos like cantaloupe, Fuji apple, and pickled re... read more
Comfort food from the boot in lovely distressed digs. Ancient bricks play off marble tabletops, with Roy Jones Jr. boxing pics adding a dash of the modern gladiator. Pink neon "This Way" makes su... read more
Classic Italian fare in a white-marble slice of 62nd Street. Gold-framed paintings and light tiled floors lead to a trellised outdoor space. Generous antipasti selections feature salmon and swordfi... read more
Heights Café crew puts the focus on classic wood-burning oven pizza next door. Specialty is personal pies, served from lunch to deep in the evening. Neapolitan approach, authentic ingredient... read more
Chef Jonathan Greenberg (Franny's, Paulie Gee's) gets together with other local heroes to take over neighborhood slice shop. Retro-styled ode to the classic Brooklyn pizza joint. Black vinyl banque... read more
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
Michael White of Ai Fiori et al does an Italian steakhouse south of...
South Brooklyn Pizza peeps wrap a stealth Italian spot around their...
Kristi Paras of Zachary's Smile re-ups her Village space with a bou...
Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...