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Best Restaurants in Little Italy New York City

Updated Sep 15, 2018

Buon Appetito! Dining in Little Italy NYC

Little Italy is one of NYC’s most iconic and established neighborhoods. It is also one of the city’s most colorful and traditional. Many of the restaurants and businesses here have been owned by the same families for generations. For that reason, many of the dishes served are from recipes handed down for decades. You won’t find a more authentic meal anywhere in the city!

The narrow but bustling streets still retain the charm they had over 100 years ago and create the perfect setting for a relaxing lunch, dinner and dessert. Buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries line the block and if you’re a fan of great architecture you’ll find much to be delighted about here.
Each year in September, Little Italy becomes the nerve center of the city as they hold the annual Feast of San Gennaro, a Salute to the Patron Saint of Naples. For 11 days over 1 million locals and visitors come to Little Italy to enjoy the festivities as well as the array of excellent and expertly prepared Italian fare.
In 2018, the festival will celebrate its 92nd year opening on September 13 and run through September 23. The festival runs along Mulberry Street between Houston Street and Canal Street, and on Grand Street between Mott and Baxter Streets.

We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite Little Italy restaurants in this feature. Here you’ll find Lombardi’s, the first pizzeria in the U.S.; authentic old world Sicilian recipes at Paesano of Mulberry Street, Fine Italian dining at Il Cortile; go to Little Italy’s original sidewalk café and ask for MAMA, owner and founder at Caffé Napoli...our lady of Little Italy; taste the hand made pasta at Aunt Jake’s and don’t forget Caffé Palermo is home to Baby John, the legendary Cannoli King!

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Jane Lynch & Kate Flannery, Two Lost Souls, at the Carlyle

Jane Lynch & Kate Flannery, Two Lost Souls, at the Carlyle

Posted Sep 12, 2018

Roseanna Vitro at The Birdland Theater

Roseanna Vitro at The Birdland Theater

Posted Sep 12, 2018

A Benefit for Musicians For Musicians, featuring The Billy Harper Quintet

A Benefit for Musicians For Musicians, featuring The Billy Harper Quintet

Posted Sep 4, 2018

Bill and "Lady" Jane Rothchild

Bill Boggs Attends the 2018 Prostate Cancer Foundation Gala

Posted Sep 2, 2018

NYC Live Jazz: Stanley Jordan Concert at The Iridium

NYC Live Jazz: Stanley Jordan Concert at The Iridium

Updated Aug 31, 2018

By: Kevin Yazell

Where do you find the best Jazz in NYC? In the basement! Every great jazz club in the city is below street level it seems. The Iridium, located below Ellen’s Stardust Diner at the corner of W. 51st St. and Broadway is certainly one of the best! And that says a lot as there a more exceptional jazz clubs here than anywhere in the word!

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Bluebird Cafe Songwriter Series at Opry City Stage in New York City

Bluebird Cafe Songwriter Series at Opry City Stage in New York City

Updated Aug 29, 2018

It must be fate that the best country music clubs and honky tonks in both Nashville and NYC are located on a street named Broadway! The Opry City Stage is the newest and largest country music venue in New York City. Located on Broadway near the corner of W. 50th St. and under the bright lights of Times Square, this landmark venue brings the heart and soul of country music to the heart of the Big Apple.

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Lombardi's Pizza New York Restaurant Review

Updated Aug 23, 2018

NYC pizza is not only the best but it is a necessity to the way of life in and around Manhattan. There is no better dish to fit into a busy schedule or tight budget. In fact, New York City is where the first pizza was sold in the United States and the first pizzeria was Lombardi’s!

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Enjoy Passionate, Refined, Artisanal Dining at BLACKBARN Restaurant NYC

Updated Aug 23, 2018

BLACKBARN restaurant in New York City’s vibrant Nomad district has a relaxed, rustic environment with a modern twist, to match renowned Chef John Doherty’s menu that features new takes on classic American cuisine. The eatery melds Chef Doherty’s restaurant vision with Interior Design Hall of Fame recipient Mark Zeff’s aesthetic for a combination of rough-hewn spirit and refined simplicity. Chef Doherty spent 23 years as the executive chef of NYC’s Waldorf Astoria kitchens, but wanted something different from traditional fine dining with his own venture.

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