Bronx Little Italy is thrilled to welcome you back to Piazza di Belmont, the piazza-style al fresco dining plan. Beginning Friday, April 30th through the fall, Piazza di Belmont will welcome visitors back to our outdoor dining weekend plan on Arthur Avenue which will be closed to vehicular traffic from East 188th Street to Crescent Avenue from 6pm to 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 1pm to 9pm on Sundays. The street is open to traffic and parking for shoppers during the day. Restaurants in Bronx Little Italy will also continue to provide daily outdoor dining as part of New York City’s Open Restaurant initiative.
“While the pandemic has devastated our city, borough, and neighborhood, we are hopeful for the future with the ongoing vaccinations, lifting restrictions, and the re-launch of Piazza di Belmont, which has become popular with our guests and allows more visitors to dine outdoors during the warmer months,” said Peter Madonia, Chairman of the Belmont BID. “Many of the small businesses in Bronx Little Italy are owned and operated by the same families who founded them over a century ago – some of which have already been through the 1918 pandemic. Piazza di Belmont will help to support many of these family-operated restaurants on weekend evenings, while the streets will remain open during normal business hours throughout the week to support our essential and retail businesses.”