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Bronx Little Italy in the Press

Recent press coverage featuring Bronx Little Italy can be found below. Past coverage can be found here: 2020 I 2019 I 2018 I 2017 I 2016 I 2015 I 2014 I 2013 & Earlier.

Holiday Choices in NYC
November 30, 2021: New York Amsterdam News
The gift baskets sold in Little Italy are holiday favorites available each Christmas season! Check out the baskets offered this holiday season by Mike’s Deli, Joe’s Italian Deli, Tino’s Delicatessen, Borgatti’s Ravioli & Egg Noodles, Calabria Pork Store, Marie’s Fresh Roasted Coffee Beans & Gifts. Read more, here.

Where to See Holiday Trees & Displays Around The Bronx
November 29, 2021: Bronx Mama
In the Holiday Round Up, Bronx Mama mentions the tree-lighting displays in Little Italy’s Ciccarone Park, the Bronx Zoo, and the New York Botanical Garden, as well as suggests holiday shopping along Arthur Avenue. Read more, here.

Bronx novelty shop gets ahead of the curve for holiday shopping surge
November 29, 2021: News 12 The Bronx
DeCicco Brothers Novelties in Belmont got ahead of the supply chain shortages by doubling and tripling the amount of inventory earlier this year. Check them out for novelty items and souvenirs! Watch more, here.

Little Italy on NY1
November 29, 2021: NY1
The Belmont Business Improvement District and local organizations in Little Italy are encouraging visitors to come shop, enjoy delicious food, and even see the train and lightshow at the New York Botanical Garden. Watch more, here.

Bronx novelty shop gets ahead of the curve for holiday shopping surge
November 29, 2021: News 12 The Bronx
DeCicco Brothers in Belmont got ahead of the supply chain shortages by doubling and tripling the amount of inventory earlier this year. Check them out for novelty items and souvenirs! Watch more, here.

Peter Madonia’s Small Business Op-Ed on AM Radio
November 29, 2021: News Talk AM 1490 Hartford-New Haven
News Talk AM 1490 Hartford-New Haven discussed Peter Madonia’s op-ed on small businesses and their survival going forward with the growth of large chains. Listen more, here.

Two Minute Tour: The Bronx
November 29, 2021: Visual Merchandising & Store Design
The small businesses of Arthur Avenue get a shout-out in this two-minute tour of the Bronx for their sense of community and feel of togetherness. The Retail Market is highlighted with its “variety of vendors that sell clothing, deli items, fresh produce, cigars – and there’s a bar.” Read more, here.

Supply Chain Issues on Arthur Avenue
November 28, 2021: News 12 The Bronx
Businessowners on Arthur Avenue discuss how supply chain issues are affecting them this holiday season. Watch more, here.

Small businesses are barely hanging on
November 27, 2021: NY Daily News
Check out Peter Madonia’s Op-Ed in the Daily News in which he discusses the struggle of small businesses across the United States. He asks the reader, “do we want to live in the land of chains and conglomerates and nothing else, or do we want to continue to have choices that include little stores and one-off restaurants that keep the big guys honest and provide a human touch?” Read more, here.

Little Italy’s Tree Lighting Ceremony
November 23, 2021: CBS New York; News 12 Bronx & Brooklyn
The Belmont Business Improvement District hosted the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony took place in Little Italy on Small Business Saturday. Along with Italian cookies and hot chocolate, the BID partnered with Love Holds Life, a children’s cancer foundation, to give out toys for the children. Watch and listen more, here, here, and here.

The Holiday Season Has Returned to Arthur Avenue
November 23, 2021: CBS New York; PIX11; News 12 Bronx & Brooklyn
The holiday season has returned! It’s the perfect time of year to go to Little Italy for the holiday gifts, food, and lightshow. Watch more, here, here, and here.

Top Food Picks To Make Your Holiday Merrier
November 20, 2021: Luxe Life NYC
Borgatti’s Ravioli and Egg Noodles in Little Italy is featured in this article on top foods this holiday season. Check out their Ravioli Lovers Bundle and get delicious handmade pasta you cannot find anywhere else! Read more, here.

Arthur Avenue on NY1
November 19, 2021: NY1
Gino’s Pastry, Madonia Brothers Bakery, Artuso’s, Mike’s Deli, and Tino’s Deli are all mentioned as great places to go to on Arthur Avenue when you’re looking for baked goods, pastries, or sandwiches! Watch more, here.

30 Holiday Season 2021 Gift Ideas You Can Order Online Today
November 18, 2021: The Hype Magazine
Joe’s Italian Deli in Little Italy “offers a variety of customized, gourmet gift baskets with authentic Italian products including Italian dry sausage, imported cheese, Italian chocolates, figs, Torrone, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pesto, pasta, Taralli, biscotti and more. And these baskets can be easily customized via a phoneo call to 718-367-7979. Pricing options start at $150.00.” Read more, here.

Arthur Avenue and Little Italy Offer a Taste of Old-Fashioned Family Traditions
November 15, 2021: Real Estate In-Depth
This article talks about the history of Little Italy and Arthur Avenue, the Belmont BID, and the future of real estate there. “It’s rare when things come on the market—nobody is trying to leave that neighborhood,” said Guanill. “It’s close to everything—great food, shopping, the New York Botanical Gardens, the Bronx Zoo and St. Barnabas Hospital.” Read more, here.

Arthur Cantina Wine & Liquor on News 12
October 29, 2021: News 12: Bronx & Brooklyn
Arthur Cantina Wine & Liquor discusses how they’re doing their best to keep shelves stocked this holiday season given the supply chain shortages. Watch more, here.

13 Places to Crack Open Tinned Seafood in NYC
October 20, 2021: Eater NY
Check out Teitel Brothers for “a selection of sardines, and more importantly, Sicilian anchovies — a staple in Southern Italian cooking — perfect for topping pizzas, melting into a sauce, or for whipping up a classic Caesar dressing.” Read more, here.

You voted Chelsea NYC’s coolest neighborhood—here are five other red-hot neighborhoods in the city
October 19, 2021: TimeOut
The Belmont neighborhood is listed as one of the best neighborhoods in NYC! You can, “grab a cannoli and venture a little way off the main drag to discover local neighborhood favorites like Artuso Pastry Shop and Casa Della Mozzarella. Looking to throw back a pint? Head to the Bronx Beer Hall which has a ton of seasonal brews perfect for fall.” If you only do one thing, check out The Arthur Avenue Retail Market. Read more, here.

The Sopranos Stars Lorraine Bracco and Steve Schirripa Reminisce Over Italian Food
October 15, 2021: People
Lorraine Bracco and Steve Schirripa, stars of The Sopranos, visited Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue in Little Italy and ate some delicious food! Read more, here.

Arthur Avenue on WABC Radio
October 11, 2021: WABC-AM
Peter Madonia talks about celebrations in Little Italy. He discusses Italian, and many other kinds of cuisine, you can find amongst the many restaurants on Arthur Avenue. Listen more, here.

Arthur Avenue and Italian Heritage Month on News 12
October 11, 2021: News 12 Bronx & Brooklyn
Residents and visitors are celebrating Italian Heritage Month at Arthur Avenue! They enjoyed food, shopping, and even musical performances in Italian. Check out Randazzo’s Seafood, the local fish market, this month. Coming from Sicily, their grandfather started the popular establishment and they plan to continue the Italian legacy for another one hundred years. Watch more, here, here, and here.

Arthur Avenue businesses in the Bronx thrilled to celebrate Columbus Day after pandemic pause
October 11, 2021: PIX11
“Restaurant owners and customers on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx honored their Italian heritage on Monday with a day of food, entertainment and the company of friends and family after a rough year and a half navigating through COVID-19.” The restaurants have been here for generations and are here to stay. Read and watch more, here, here, and here.

’Sopranos’ reunion in The Bronx
October 9, 2021: New York Post
Enzo’s on Arthur Avenue was featured on a recent Sopranos episode in an effort to spotlight “beleaguered restaurants” in NYC due to the pandemic.

Give a “Taste of Italy” for Christmas with Bronx Little Italy Gift Baskets
October 9, 2021: Travel with Val
Support local, family-owned businesses this holiday season with the best Italian gift baskets from the Bronx’s Little Italy! All can be purchased in-store or shipped nationwide. Check out the ones offered from Mike’s Deli, Joe’s Italian Deli, Tino’s Delicatessen, Borgatti’s Ravioli & Egg Noodles, Calabria Pork Store, and Marie’s Fresh Roasted Coffee Beans & Gifts. Read more, here.

Peter Madonia on AM970’s Radio Night Live
October 8, 2021: AM970 Radio
Peter Madonia join AM970’s Radio Night Live to talk about Columbus Day celebrations, Italian Heritage Month and Arthur Avenue. Listen more, here.

Holiday Gift Guides: Taste of Bronx Little Italy
October 8, 2021: StacyKnows
Local businesses in Bronx Little Italy are selling gift baskets for the holiday season! Check out Joe’s Italian Deli, Mike’s Deli, Calabria Pork Store, Borgatti’s Ravioli & Egg Noodles, Tino’s Delicatessen, and Marie’s Fresh Roasted Coffee Beans & Gifts to get one. If you want to support the Belmont Business Improvement District, consider buying the Little Italy Bronx pasta sauce. Read more, here.

”Stanley Tucci’s Instagram Is a Delicious Corner of the Internet”
October 5, 2021: Food52
In her essay on Stanley Tucci and Italian cookies, Kelly Vaughan mentions her experience of buying quality ingredients from Arthur Avenue. Read more, here.

The Best Little Italy Neighborhoods in the US
October 1, 2021: The Points Guy
For a real dose of Italian culture, come to the Belmont section of the Bronx! Mount Carmel Wine & Spirits and Borgatti’s Ravioli and Egg Noodles are featured in this article as great places to check out. Read more, here.

Artuso Pastry featured on The Drew Barrymore Show
September 20, 2021: The Drew Barrymore Show
On a tour through the Bronx, Fat Joe takes Drew Barrymore to one of Little Italy’s most renowned pastry shops, Artuso Pastry.
Watch more, here.

Ferragosto Festival Returns to Arthur Avenue!
September 12, 2021: News 12 Bronx/Brooklyn
The history of Ferragosto festival goes back over two thousand years to the Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus and Little Italy puts its own twist on it! The festival was cancelled last year, but it is back with merchants in Little Italy showcasing Italian culture with desserts, homemade pasta sauce, zeppoli, seafood, sausage, and more.
Watch more, here and here.

Paulie’s Push on Arthur Avenue
September 8, 2021: News 12 Bronx/Brooklyn; NBC; NY1; FOX; CW
In honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, flight attendant Paul “Paulie” Veneto will pass through Arthur Avenue on his 20-mile journey on foot pushing a beverage cart to honor the flight attendants who worked that day and died in the attacks, including some of his friends. Watch more, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Alfresco NYC Coalition Announces Winners for Best Outdoor Dining Structures and Open Streets in New York City
August 9, 2021: RPA
The Belmont BID was honored to be selected as an Open Street winner for Piazza di Belmont by the Alfresco NYC Coalition. Launched in July 2020 as a response to the shutdown of indoor dining in NYC, we implemented this first-ever piazza-style al fresco dining plan on Arthur Avenue to help support local businesses in Bronx Little Italy. Read more, here.

Bronx Eateries Participating in Annual NYC Restaurant Week
July 22, 2021: Bronx Mama
NYC Restaurant Week is back and Mario’s of Arthur Ave is offering a can’t miss lunch menu from 7/19-25 & 8/9-8/15. Read more, here.

Bronx Businesses Mix Together a Recipe for Success, Even in the Tough Times
July 21, 2021: NY1
Casa Della Mozzarella, known for their mozzarella, father and son owners Orazio and Carlo, share that people come because they appreciate the authenticity and their story. The shop is full of imported goods and specialty items. People always have to eat, and most Bronx Little Italy businesses were able to stay open during the pandemic and provide food to customers.  Watch more, here.

The Best Italian Restaurants in The Bronx
July 14, 2021: Michelin Guide
If you want to eat Michelin Guide Italian in The Bronx, look no further than Roberto’s for their pasta and daily specials and Zero Otto Nove for their pizzas and southern-leaning fare. Read more, here.

New York City’s 29 Most Iconic Pizzerias
July 14, 2021: Eater New York
Zero Otto Nove on Arthur Ave has been declared am iconic pizzeria for their wood-fired pizzas that have puffy brown crust and floppy centers. Read more, here.

EURO2020 Final
July 11, 2021: WABC-NY, WNBC-NY, WNYW-NY, WCBS-NY, News 12 Bronx
Bronx Little Italy was the place to be to watch the EURO2020 Final Italy vs. England. The crowds went wild in the neighborhood as Italy won. Watch more, here, here, here, here, and here.

Free Things to do in NYC
July 6, 2021:
Bronx Little Italy is full of fun shops to browse through, and interesting streets with tons of history to stroll. Read more, here.

Best Restaurants in NYC: 20 Iconic Spots You’ll Want to Try in 2021
July 1, 2021: Traveling Mom
Choosing delicious eateries that whole family will enjoy can be overwhelming, luckily this guide is here to help. In Bronx Little Italy, some of the iconic places sure to please everyone include Antonio’s Trattoria, Full Moon Pizza, and Mike’s Deli. Read more, here.

Cool Treats
June 30, 2021: WLNY CBS New York
What’s your favorite way to beat the heat? At Borgatti’s the basil noodles and the lemon pepper are a popular choice for summer dishes. Watch more, here.

A Bronx Cheer from a Neighbor
June 15, 2021: GoNomad
The Bronx is full of culture and great destinations, Arthur Avenue being one of them. Some of the must stops include Teitel Brothers, Casa Della Mozzarella, Madonia Bakery, the Arthur Avenue Retail Market, Tra Di Noi, Roberto’s, and Zero Otto Nove. Each stop offers something delicious and unique. Read more, here.

Where to East, Drink, and Celebrate Father’s Day in New York City.
June 10, 2021: Eater NY
Father’s Day is nearly here, and what better way to spend the day, than at Mario’s Restaurant on Arthur Avenue? Dad and the entire family can enjoy lasagna, ravioli and more. Read more, here.

The Feast of St. Anthony Kicks Off!
June 9, 2021: News 12 The Bronx
The Feast of Saint Anthony, hosted by Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church kicks off today and continues through Sunday, June 13th. Enjoy live entertainment, food, rides, and amusements on East 187th St at Arthur Ave. Watch more, here.

The Most Delicious Food News in Westchester this June
June 3, 2021: Westchester Magazine
Piazza di Belmont, the piazza-style alfresco dining initiative is back on Arthur Avenue. Enjoy delicious food and stroll down the Avenue closed to vehicular traffic Fridays and Saturdays 6pm-10pm and Sundays 1pm-9pm. Read more, here.

Bronx Little Italy Safely Welcomes Families Back All Summer Long
June 1, 2021: Says Me Says Mom
The warm weather is here, school is almost out, and Bronx Little Italy is full of family-friendly eateries, artisan shops and restaurants. The whole family is sure to enjoy lasagna from Antonio’s Trattoria, giant slices from Full Moon Pizza, eggplant parmigiana from Mike’s Deli, rainbow cookies from Morrone Pastry, sandwiches from Tino’s Deli, and baked clams from Dominick’s Restaurant. Read more, here.

Teitel Brothers Street Co-Naming Ceremony
May 26, 2021: WPIX, WNBC, WCBS, NY1, News 12 Westchester, News 12 Bronx, The Bronx Beacon, and Bronx Times.
Teitel Brothers, a fourth generation family owned and operated business since 1915, was honored with a street co-naming ceremony, at East 186th St and Arthur Avenue. “Teitel Brothers Lane” will be a symbol of recognition to the the Teitel family, their work ethic, and service to the community. Watch more, herehereherehereherehere, and here. Read more, here, and here.

Andrew Yang shares his favorite date spots around New York
May 25, 2021: Time Out NY
Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang shared Arthur Avenue’s Enzo’s is some of the best Italian food in the city.  Read more, here.

11 Restaurants with Spring Risotto on the Menu in NYC
May 10, 2021: La Cucina Italiana
Spring has sprung in New York, which means risotto dishes are now featuring seasonal spring veggies. At Emilia’s Restaurant, their Seafood Risotto Belmare is a must, with jumbo shrimp, plump sea scallops, and bright asparagus and cherry tomatoes.  Read more, here.

Have A LOT of Fun in Bronx Little Italy!
May 6, 2021: Kids’ News NYC
Kids’ News NYC made their way to Arthur Avenue and experienced the Piazza di Belmont. They enjoyed a classic Italian dinner at Gerbasi Ristorante followed by a delicious cappuccino. Read more, here.

Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue Interview on BronxNet
May 5, 2021: BronxNet
BronxNet interviews Maria DiRende, owner of Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue, to discuss Piazza di Belmont and how the restaurant has adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch more, here.

Things to Do This Week in NYC
May 3, 2021: City Guide NY
Piazza di Belmont is included in this list of things to do in NYC. “A famous stretch of Arthur Avenue closes to cars from 6-10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 1-9pm on Sundays. Bronx Little Italy favorites will serve up authentic Italian favorites, with a restaurant list that includes Zero Otto Nove, Mario’s Restaurant, Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue, Estrellita Poblana III, Ann & Tony’s, and Pasquale’s Rigoletto Restaurant.” Read more, here.

14 options for Mother’s Day, from coffee and croissants to a Gospel brunch
May 3, 2021: lohud
Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue will have a special Mother’s Day brunch menu! It will be loaded with Italian staples and after lunch you can head over to the Botanical Garden. Read more, here.

Piazza di Belmont Re-Opening
April 30, 2021: News 12 Bronx and WNBC-TV
Piazza di Belmont, the weekend and evening al fresco dining, is back! From 188th Street to Crescent Avenue will be open from now until the fall. Come dine on Arthur Avenue as if you were actually in Italy! Watch more, here and here.

The Best Food Subscription Boxes, According to Our Staff
April 30, 2021: Rachael Ray Mag
Vincent’s Meat Market on Arthur Avenue is featured in this article on best food subscription boxes. Their boxes range from “Sausage of the Month” ($19.99/month) to “Steak Sampler Monthly” ($114.99/month). This high-quality meat is great for summer BBQ’s! Read more, here.

Piazza di Belmont Opening in News and Radio
April 29 – May 1, 2021: News 12, WPIX-TV, ABC, NBC, CBS, and more
The Piazza di Belmont is back! The event began last summer as a way to help the small businesses of Little Italy that were struggling during the pandemic and we are looking forward to eating on the famous Arthur Avenue again. Come eat at your favorite restaurants this summer! Watch more, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Listen more, here, here, and here.

9 Actually Fun Things to Do in NYC This Weekend
April 29, 2021: Thrillist
This weekend you can dine al fresco in Little Italy with the return of the Piazza di Belmont! Come eat at your favorite restaurants like Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue, Zero Otto Nove, and Mario’s Restaurant in the middle of the famous Arthur Avenue. Read more, here.

Bronx Little Italy on Good Day NY
April 29, 2021: Good Day NY
Piazza di Belmont is back! Good Day NY visits Arthur Avenue to celebrate the reopening of Piazza di Belmont. They taste some delicious food from Ann and Tony’s, Piazza, Madonia Brothers Bakery, and more. Watch more, here, here, here, and here.

New York City must preserve, protect, and promote our neighborhoods
April 28, 2021: amNY
The two chairpersons of the Fordham and Belmont Business Improvement Districts, Wilma Alonso and Peter Madonia respectively, have come together to call for future support from future Mayors of NYC. They call for the BIDs to work together with policymakers and to offer new and innovative ideas in order to best preserve, protect, and promote their businesses. Read more, here.

Arthur Avenue on WPIX-TV
April 28, 2021: WPIX-TV
New York is slowly reopening and restrictions are being lifted. WPIX-TV visits Arthur Avenue where restaurant owners want the restriction to open sooner rather than later. Watch more, here.

Mother’s Day Hot Picks: Find Something Special For All Kinds Of Moms
April 22, 2021: Luxe Life NYC
Unsure of what to get for this Mother’s Day? Look no further than Calandra Cheese in The Bronx’s Little Italy! They carry over 100 varieties of cheeses, so you are sure to find her favorite. If you cannot visit the store, you can create your own custom basket online! Read more, here.

Post-pandemic tourists are flocking to the outer boroughs
April 21, 2021: Crain’s New York Business
Arthur Avenue, Mario’s Restaurant in particular, is mentioned in this article about visitors flocking to the outer boroughs. Although Little Italy traditionally depended upon tourism, business is getting better each day. Read more, here.

Pizza Lovers Unite!
April 21, 2021: Rachael Ray Mag
The New York Pizza Festival is returning virtually April 24th and 25th! It is a free, two-day event streaming on Facebook and YouTube, benefitting the hunger relief organization Slice Out Hunger. There will be contests, giveaways, a tour of Arthur Avenue, and more! Read more, here.

The Bronx’s ‘Piazza di Belmont’ is back with outdoor dining on Arthur Avenue
April 19, 2021: TimeOut
“Italian-style piazza dining is coming back to the Bronx’s Arthur Avenue this month, offering a car-free dining experience on the weekends. Starting April 30, East 188th Street to Crescent Avenue will be closed to traffic from 6-10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 1-9pm on Sunday so that diners and shoppers can take full advantage of the street.” Read more, here.

You’ll Love Little Italy!
April 18, 2021: Patch
Antonio’s Trattoria, Full Moon Pizza, Mike’s Deli, Morrone Pastry, Tino’s Deli, and Dominick’s Restaurant are all great places to check out in Little Italy. The Piazza di Belmont is coming back April 30th, so be sure to come experience it! Read more, here.

Stroll -And Eat- On An Italian Boulevard While In The Big Apple
April 18, 2021: Forbes
Check out one of the most interesting neighborhoods in New York City – Little Italy! The Piazza di Belmont is back starting April 30th. “You can walk down the middle of the street, dine without being bothered by honking, hear the tinkle of wine glasses instead of the ring of a bicycle bell or any other vehicular noise.” Read more, here.

Peter Madonia on Kevin McCullough Radio
April 16, 2021: Radio Night Live
Peter Madonia joins Radio Night Live with Cristyne Nicholas and Kevin McCullough. Madonia, the “renaissance man,” talks about the success of his bakery, Madonia Brothers Bakery, and how it has evolved over the past century. Listen more, here.

Italian Cheese: The Best Shops in New York City
April 15, 2021: La Cucina Italiana
Calandra’s Cheese on Arthur Avenue is featured in this article on best cheese shops in New York City. “Calandra’s still makes the fresh ricotta that they’ve been famous for decades, and recently opened another storefront just for packaged goods, to leave more room in their original tiny storefront for their many cheeses.” Check it out! Read more, here.

Piazza di Belmont on NY1
April 13, 2021: NY1
The Belmont Business Improvement District has announced it will begin outdoor dining again this summer on April 30th. Gino’s Pastry Shop is mentioned as the place you have to go for a cannoli too! Watch more, here and here.

Arthur Avenue Brings Back “Piazza di Belmont” to Bronx Little Italy for Evening Al Fresco Dining
April 13, 2021: BronxMama
Starting April 30th, the “Piazza di Belmont” will return to Arthur Avenue. The Belmont Business Improvement District partnered with Sam Schwartz, former NYC Traffic Commissioner, to design it. They incorporated health and safety protocols, the six feet spacing between tables, signage for pedestrians, temporary street closures during the weekend evenings and more. It creates a European-style outdoor dining experience. Read more, here.

‘Piazza di Belmont’ returns to the Bronx’s Little Italy with outdoor dining on Arthur Avenue
April 13, 2021: 6sqft
Beginning April 30th, the ‘Piazza di Belmont’ will return to the Bronx’s Little Italy. The European-style experience that debuted last summer will be back and will include favorite eateries including Zero Otto Nove, Mario’s Restaurant, Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue, Estrellita Poblana III, Ann & Tony’s, and Pasquale’s Rigoletto Restaurant. Read more, here.

Bronx Little Italy to bring back popular ‘Piazza di Belmont’
April 12, 2021: BronxTimes
The Belmont Business Improvement District announced the return of the piazza-style al fresco dining style that started in the summer of 2020 to allow visitors to enjoy delicious food outdoors. The ‘Piazza di Belmont’ will begin again on April 30th! Read more, here.

NYC independent pharmacies warn of closures during pandemic
April 8, 2021: PIX11
Pharmacists and owners of small businesses in NYC say their financial health is in trouble. The co-owner of Mount Carmel Pharmacy, Roger J. Paganelli, in the Belmont section of the Bronx, says they will continue to open their doors each day to the community and are working with the senate to find a sustainable solution to these issues. Watch more, here.

New York Pizza Festival goes virtual for 2021, Buddy Valastro & others to appear
April 7, 2021: amNY
This year, the New York Pizza Festival will be streamed online from Saturday April 24th until Sunday the 25th. It will feature over 25-star studded chefs and pizzaioli such as Buddy Valastro, Nancy Silverton, Anthony Mangieri, Tony Gemignani, Jonathan Goldsmith, and Giorgia Caporuscio. Pugsley Pizza’s stand from the 2019 festival on Arthur Avenue is pictured as well. Read more, here.

The Weekend Guide: Cheeseburgers, Pop-Up Performances, and Ferry Rides in New York City
April 6, 2021: CNTraveler
Arthur Avenue is featured in this weekend travel guide for New York City. It recommends eating in Little Italy for lunch to eat some of the city’s best pizza and pasta. They recommend checking out Zero Otto Nove and their delicious pizza, La Riccardo. Read more, here.

My Easter Tradition? Olive Bread That’s Been Rising 100 Years
April 3, 2021: The Debbie Nigro Show
Peter Madonia and Jason Lalima of Madonia Brothers Bakery talk about their delicious olive bread and how the bakery has coped during the pandemic on the Debbie Nigro Show. Listen more, here.

Bronx Little Italy Sauce and Products on WCBS Radio
April 2, 2021: WCBS-NY (Radio)
The restaurants in Little Italy receive a shout-out from Joe Connolly for their delicious sauces enjoyed nationwide. Listen more, here.

Good Friday & Easter on Arthur Avenue on WNBC
April 2, 2021: WNBC-TV
Arthur Avenue is featured on WNBC as a great place to shop for Good Friday and Easter gatherings. Watch more, here.

Yes, There Are Nice Landlords in New York
April 2, 2021: New York Times
“Building owners have been making deals with struggling businesses.” Robert Paciullo, the owner of Zero Otto Nove, was thankful for his landlord, Gilbert Teitel, of Teitel Brothers on Arthur Avuenue, for his help during the pandemic. Read more, here.

8 Places in NYC to Find Blood-Laced Italian Desserts Before They Disappear
April 1, 2021: New York Street Food
Sanguinaccio, a traditional Italian dessert that uses pig’s blood can be found in Little Italy shops throughout Easter weekend. The shops included are Morrone Pastry Shop & Café, Delillo Pastry Shop, Egidio Pastry Shop, and Gino’s Pastry Shop. Read more, here and here.

Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue: Visiting The Bronx Little Italy
March 30, 2021: New York Street Food
This review of Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue raves about the delicious food and great service received at the family-owned Italian restaurant. Read more, here.

Mt. Carmel pharmacist discusses COVID-19 and the vaccine
March 26, 2021: BronxTimes
Vanessa Nalaboff, a pharmacist at Mt. Carmel Pharmacy and Surgicals in Bronx Little Italy shares how she is helping the community get vaccinated and get through COVID-19. Read more, here.

Mario’s in “What’s Up New York Restaurant Special”
March 25, 2021: NY2C
Mario’s Restaurant in Little Italy is featured in this restaurant special episode. All of the food is made fresh and come from family recipes. They point out the great Italian ambiance and the kindness of the staff. Watch more, here.

Exploring Arthur Avenue: The Bronx’s Own Little Italy
March 25, 2021: Mommy Poppins
This blog post does a “walking tour” around Bronx’s Little Italy and posts the best places to eat and shop. They mention MichaelAngelo’s, Casa Della Mozzarella, De Lillo Pastry Shop, Zero Otto Nove, Madonia Brother’s Bakery, Arthur Avenue Retail Market, Catania’s Pizzeria & Café, and Prince Coffee House. Read more, here.

Artuso Pastry Shop on WNYW-TV
March 19, 2021: WNYW-NY (FOX)
Check out Artuso Pastry Shop for its delicious pastries made especially for the Feast of St. Joseph. They are selling sfingi and zeppole in his honor! Watch more, here.

Mario’s Restaurant on NY1
March 19, 2021: NY1
The owner of Mario’s Restaurant, Regina Migliucci-Delfino, is interviewed on NY1. She talks about the pandemic and the issues with indoor dining capacity she still faces. Frank Franz, the treasurer of the Belmont BID, discusses the difficulty of small businesses, like Mario’s, to receive governmental assistance. Watch more, here.

7 old-school Italian Bronx bakeries that have survived depressions, recessions, and pandemics
March 17, 2021: Matador Network
The Belmont area of the Bronx is the undisputed Little Italy, and its bakeries reflect that old-school Italian tradition. This article highlights Artuso Pastry Shop, Gino’s Pastry Shop, Morrone Pastry Shop, and Terranova Bakery. Read more, here.

Gino’s Pastry Shop on WOR-AM Radio
March 17, 2021: WOR-AM
Len Berman and Michael Riedel give Gino’s Pastry Shop in Little Italy a shout-out on their radio show after receiving a delivery of pastries for St. Joseph’s Day. Listen more, here.

The Real Little Italy is in The Bronx
March 16, 2021: Falstaff
Borgatti’s Ravioli & Egg Noodles, Madonia Bakery, Mario’s Restaurant, Casa Della Mozzarella, and Calabria Pork Store are among the many notable stops in Little Italy featured in this article on the authentic Italian area. Read more, here.

11 Family-Sized Lasagnas to Take Home in New York City
March 15, 2021: La Cucina Italiana
Antonio’s Trattoria has Lasagna Di Casa that you have to try! It is pasta sheets layered with ground meat, ricotta, mozzarella, Romano cheese, and plum tomato sauce. They are selling single portions, full trays, or half trays. Read more, here.

Easter 2021 – Safely Shop With Various Easter Offerings Available from Bronx Little Italy
March 15, 2021: Stacy Knows
“In advance of Easter, Sunday, April 4, the Belmont Business Improvement District (BID) is egg-cited to announce that a variety of merchants in Bronx Little Italy will feature a number of offerings available to help shoppers and visitors celebrate safely.” Madonia Bakery and Addeo Bakery will have Easter bread, Vincent’s Meat Market will have a variety of lamb roasts, Artuso Pastry will have Struffoli, and Gino’s Pastry Shop will have hand-painted marzipan lambs. Teitel Brothers and Cerini Coffee and Gifts will be selling Easter Eggs filled with a variety of items to fill baskets or decorate the table. Read more, here.

Why The Bronx Shouldn’t Be Underrated
March 15, 2021: Tracy’s New York Life
This blog post recommends checking out Little Italy if you are ever in The Bronx! The food on Arthur Avenue is known for its handmade pastas, Italian specialties, and fresh mozzarella.
Read more, here.

After long pandemic year, a changed New York shows renewal
March 13, 2021: The Associated Press
Arthur Avenue and its popular spots like the Arthur Avenue Retail Market and Artuso Pastry Shop are pictured in this article on the renewal of life in New York City as it has adapted to the pandemic over the past year. Read more, here.

Woman keeps family restaurant in business through struggles of pandemic
March 12, 2021: News 12
Regina Migliucci-Delfino, the owner of Mario’s Restaurant in Little Italy, discusses how the restaurant has been in her family for generations and hopes it will be around for another century.
Watch more, here, here, and here.

Increased Indoor Dining Capacity in NYC
March 11, 2021: FOX; CBS; NBC
On Friday, March 19th, NYC restaurants will be able to increase their indoor dining capacity to 50%. News crews were on Arthur Avenue speaking with Mario’s Restaurant, Emilia’s Restauarnt and Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue on the update. Watch more, here, here, and here.

Ways to Support the Wonderful Women of New York during Women’s History Month
March 9, 2021: WhereTraveler
This article celebrates women’s businesses in New York City. Mario’s Restaurant in Little Italy is featured! “Facing community upheaval when the pandemic hit, owner Regina Migliucci-Delfino assumed her role as queen (“regina”) of Belmont, continuing the traditions of Italian hospitality and family by donating everything she could from the kitchen to her staff and community.” Read more, here.

Avenue Gyro on WNYW – Fox-5
March 9, 2021: WNYW – Fox 5
Avenue Gyro is featured in this Fox 5 news segment. It highlights their delicious Mediterranean cuisine with gyros, kebabs, falafel, and more. Check them out as you enjoy the upcoming nice weather. Watch more, here.

Eat Like a New Yorker
March 4, 2021: Rachael Ray Mag
Check out the Little Italy in the Bronx product line of sauces and pasta if you want to really eat like a New Yorker! A portion of the proceeds go to the Belmont Business Improvement District, “which is dedicated to preserving the neighborhood and its traditions.” Next, you can visit or order from Teitel Brothers Groceries! It is a “tiny but mighty” store filled with imported tomatoes, meats, cheeses, and olive oils. Read more, here.

The Look Book Goes to S&T Auto Body: A Friday morning at the 46-year-old car-repair shop in the Bronx’s Little Italy
March 2, 2021: Curbed
David Greco, the owner of Mike’s Deli, and Paul Ramirez, co-owner of The Bronx Beer Hall, are featured in this look book in Little Italy. Read more, here.

COVID 1 Year: Daughter Looks To Carry On Father’s Legacy At Arthur Avenue Restaurant
March 1, 2021: CBS New York
Regina Migliucci-Delfino, owner of Mario’s Restaurant, is interviewed on CBS New York. She talks about her father, Joseph Migliucci, and his tragic passing from COVID-19. Watch more about continuing his legacy, here.

Regina Migliucci-Delfino – Mario’s Restaurant Stays Open and in the Family
March 1, 2021: Woman Around Town
Regina Migliucci-Delfino, owner of Mario’s Restaurant on Arthur Avenue, discusses continuing her struggle with COVID-19, reopening the restaurant, her father’s legacy. She says the most important thing she learned from her father was, “Never give up. Continuously do what he was doing. Treat the customers in the manner that he treated them and the way my grandparents treated them. Make them want to come and see me as much as they wanted to come and see him.” Read more, here.

Arthur Avenue on NY1
February 14, 2021: NY1
Indoor dining returns to NYC with an extended curfew, until 11p.m. now. Robert Paciullo, owner of Zero Otto Nove, and Peter Madonia, owner of Madonia Brothers Bakery and the chairman of the Belmont BID, are featured and are hopeful that the capacity will increase to 50% soon. Customers offer support and are hopeful that Little Italy will thrive soon. Watch more, here.

Arthur Avenue on News 12 Bronx
February 13, 2021: News 12 Bronx/Brooklyn
Arthur Avenue is featured in this segment on the reopening of indoor dining. Now that the restrictions on indoor dining have been lifted, customers can once again frequent their favorite restaurants, cafes, and bakeries. Regina Delfino, owner of Mario’s Restaurant, and Peter Madonia, the chairman of the Belmont BID, are featured as well. Watch more, here.

Arthur Avenue and Roberto’s on Fox 5
February 12, 2021: WNYW-TV Fox 5
New York City restaurants have reopened indoor dining! Roberto Paciullo of Roberto’s is interviewed and is enthusiastic to reopen. They are following the protocols of temperature checking, contact tracing, and a 25% capacity, and are hopeful that more and more people will start to eat out again. Watch more, here.

Love Stories of Tra Di Noi and Tino’s Deli
February 12, 2021: News 12 Bronx
Italian food pairs well with romance! Owners Lori Coletta and Marco Coletta, of Trattoria Tra Di Noi, share their love story of nearly two decades. A block away on Arthur Avenue is Tino’s Deli, where the owners Rosa and Giancarlo Paciullo, who began their love story as pen pals, share their story as well. Watch more, here.

Valentine’s Week on NY2C
February 12, 2021: NY2C
In this Valentine’s Day special, NY2C includes Ivana’s Pizzeria for its heart-shaped pizzas to order this holiday. Tino’s Delicatessen is included for its hearty sandwiches and delicious Italian foods. Check out their gift baskets too! Watch more, here.

10 Valentine’s Day Weekend Date Ideas in the Bronx
February 11, 2021: BronxMama
There are so many ways to celebrate love this weekend in the Bronx. You can order a heart-shaped pizza from Ivana’s Pizzeria or you pick up a Valentine’s goodie box from the Bronx Beer Hall! Check out these and other restaurants in Little Italy to show the love this weekend. Read more, here.

Mario’s Restaurant on the Tamron Hall Show
February 9, 2021: Tamron Hall Show
Regina Migliucci-Delfino, the owner of Mario’s Restaurant in the Bronx, talks about her family business and carrying on the legacy after her father passed. Watch her interview on the Tamron Hall Show on National Pizza Day and check out their delicious pizza! Watch more, here.

18 New Black-Owned Restaurants In NYC
February 9, 2021: The Infatuation
Roc-N-Ramen is one of just a few black-owned businesses in the Belmont section of the Bronx. It is ramen restaurant that is a fusion between Japanese and Caribbean flavors. They have a location in New Rochelle, but if you’re in NYC, check out its 187th Street location! Read more, here.

18 Actually Romantic Things to Do This Valentine’s Day
February 8, 2021: Grub Street
This Valentine’s Day marks the beginning of indoor dining, “and if you want to take a nice, old-timey, romantic drive over to Arthur Avenue, there’s also Ivana’s Pizzeria. They’re offering a specialty heart-shaped pie.” Read more, here.

Best Off-Campus Outdoor Dining on Arthur Avenue
February 8, 2021: Spoon University
Check out this article of all the best outdoor dining spots to check out this spring on or near Arthur Avenue! The featured restaurants are Trattoria Zero Otto Nove, Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue, and Antonio’s Trattoria. These restaurants have delicious foods everyone should check out to enjoy while supporting local business! Read more, here.

Your Guide To An Epic 2021 Valentine’s Day Whether You’re Staying In Or Going Out
February 5, 2021: idk tonight
Ivana’s Pizzeria in the Bronx is listed on this article of things to do this Valentine’s Day. You can give your partner a “pizza” your heart by gifting them with a heart-shaped pizza. You can eat it outdoors or order it out for delivery! Read more, here.

NYC Date Ideas For Winter You’ll Both Actually Enjoy
February 1, 2021: Thrillist
Ivana’s Pizzeria in the Bronx is featured in this article listing the best date ideas this year. They are selling what everyone needs this Valentine’s Day – a heart-shaped pizza! The shop was founded by married couple Antonio and Ivana Ferri, and is now operated by their two sons, Frankie and Corrado. Read more, here.

Love Stories from Arthur Avenue and Heart Shaped Pizzas
February 1, 2021: BronxMama
Rosa and Giancarlo Paciullo of Tino’s Deli and Lori and Marco Coletta of Tra Di Noi share their love stories and working together as a couple. Also, just in time for Valentine’s Day, Ivana’s Pizzeria on Arthur Avenue will be providing heart-shaped pizzas to celebrate all of the love. Read more, here.

My New York Story
February 1, 2021: New York Lifestyles Magazine
New York Lifestyles Magazine gives a great interview to Arthur Avenue’s Maria Di Rende, the owner of Enzo’s Restaurant. She discusses taking over the family business, growing up in the Belmont section of the Bronx, opening the restaurant while raising a family, and more. Read more, here.

Estrellita Poblana III in News 12 Bronx
January 30, 2021: News 12 Bronx
Estrellita Poblana III is featured in this News 12 Bronx segment. Many customers braved the cold to eat outdoors and enjoy their delicious food. Check out the fajitas! The reporter’s tip for enjoying outdoor dining is to bring blankets if you can to stay warm. Watch more, here.

Arthur Avenue on WCBS-TV
January 29, 2021: WCBS-TV
Restaurant owners are disappointed that indoor dining took so long to open and that the capacity is only 25%, instead of 50%. The owner of Mario’s Restaurant is featured in this segment. Wedding venues will now be opening as well. Watch more, here.

NYC gets green light to reopen indoor dining, wedding halls
January 29, 2021: WPIX-TV and Social Posts
Indoor dining and wedding venues will soon be reopening and pave the path for how other parts of city life will reopen. On Arthur Avenue, many restaurants have been closing before dinner. Lori Coletta, one owner of Tra Di Noi, said “I don’t know how these restaurants are staying open. I don’t know how we’re staying open.” Like Coletta, many restaurant owners were hoping for a capacity higher than 25%. Watch more, here.

Indoor Dining Will Return To NYC on Valentine’s Day
January 29, 2021: Gothamist
Governor Cuomo announced indoor dining in NYC will reopen this Valentine’s Day at 25% capacity. Reopening indoor dining will help the restaurants and the economic hardship they have endured as a result of the closure. Regina Delfino, owner of Mario’s Restaurant on Arthur Avenue, expressed that she will be happy to welcome more than half of her staff come back once they can reopen. Read more, here.

Arthur Avenue in CBS New York
January 28, 2021: CBS NY
it is expected Governor Cuomo will announce a plan allowing indoor dining to reopen in New York City. Indoor dining closed on December 14th, which has been extremely challenging for restaurants to face.  Ahead of Valentine’s Day, Regina Migliucci-Delfino, owner of Mario’s Restaurant in Little Italy, wants the Governor to “show some love” to restaurants, lovers, and everybody else and allow NYC restaurants to reopen for indoor dining. Watch more, here.

Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in NYC 2021
January 26, 2021: Manhattan With A Twist
Arthur Avenue’s Ivana’s Pizzeria is mentioned in this blog telling readers they can still have a special Valentine’s Day! Ivana’s Pizzeria will be offering a heart-shaped pizza for as low as $20 throughout the month of February. Read more, here.

Peter Madonia Radio Interview
January 26, 2021: 77 Talk Radio WABC
Mayor Bloomberg’s former Chief of Staff and Belmont BID Chairman, Peter Madonia, is interviewed by John Catsimatidis and guest host Lidia Curanaj. They discuss the importance of restaurants opening as soon as possible because many restaurants, especially in Little Italy, are suffering. Listen more, here.

NYC Restaurant Week To Go in the Bronx: Where to take out from
January 26, 2021: Bronx Times
Restaurants this year participating in the NYC Restaurant Week To Go are excited to offer customers $20.21 (excludes tip, tax and delivery) meals to go! Mario’s Restuarant, Roberto’s, and Zero Otto Nove are all delicious Italian restaurants you should order from this week on Arthur Avenue. Read more, here.

20 Of Our Favorite NYC Spots With Restaurant Week Deals
January 26, 2021: The Infatuation
Zero Otto Nove is listed as one of the best spots to go to for an NYC Restaurant Week deal! This Italian restaurant on Arthur Avenue “makes some of the best pizza in the Bronx,” most notably its wood-fired Neapolitan pies. If you are in the area, check them out! Read more, here.

New York City’s First Takeout-Only Restaurant Week Is Here
January 25, 2021: Vogue
Roberto’s and Zero Otto Nove in Bronx Little Italy are listed as restaurants to check out this year’s takeout-only NYC Restaurant Week. It is a great reminder to that the restaurants are still here and still offering delicious foods to enjoy in the warmth of your own home. Read more, here.

Mike’s Deli in News 12 Bronx
January 25, 2021: News 12 Bronx
Restaurants in Little Italy will continue outdoor dining despite storms. Mike’s Deli is featured in this segment showcasing its heating set-up. In addition to curbside pick-ups, restaurants are also beginning delivery options. Check them out when you don’t want to leave your house! Watch more, here.

Restaurant Week NYC in WCBS-NY
January 25, 2021: WCBS-NY
Joe Connolly talks about restaurant week in NYC and this year’s “$20.21” option to go. It is a great opportunity for New Yorkers to try out new restaurants. Mario’s Restaurant is featured in this segment with the owner discusses changes to the restaurant and new customers! Listen more, here and here.

42 NYC Date Spots With Outdoor Heat Lamps
January 25, 2021: The Infatuation
Check out this guide to stay warm while going out in NYC! Zero Otto Nove on Arthur Avenue is listed on this guide and has “the best pizza in the Bronx!” The wood-fired Neapolitan pies are suggested to make your dinner even better. Read more, here.

17 Bronx Eateries Participating in NYC To Go
January 22, 2021: BronxMama
The Bronx had 17 participating restaurants in this year’s NYC Restaurant Week including three from Little Italy: Mario’s Restaurant, Roberto’s Restaurant, and Zero Otto Nove. Check out each restaurant’s “$20.21” deal! Read more, here.

Restaurant Week NYC on Fox 5
January 22, 2021: WNYW-NY (FOX)
NYC’s Restaurant Week is back in 2021 and restaurant owners are hoping that people will come out to enjoy their cuisine. Roberto, the owner of Roberto’s Restaurant in Little Italy, is featured in this segment. Watch more, here.

Two couples make it work in Bronx’s Little Italy
January 15, 2021: Bronx Times
Love is in the air in Bronx Little Italy. Lori and Marco Coletta own and operate Tra Di Noi, and have been together for 41 years, following a courtship of steaks and flounder. Rosa and Giancarlo Paciullo of Tino’s Deli met as teens in Italy and have been married for 48 years with 3 kids and 5 grandkids.  Read more, here.

Hotel Proposed for Bronx’s Little Italy
January 14, 2021: NY1
A full service hotel could soon be coming to Bronx Little Italy. A developer has proposed a project for East 188th St at Arthur Avenue that would include a hotel and residential development. The project requires a rezoning which the City Planning Commission is currently considering. Watch the segment, here.

Give a ‘Pizza Your Heart’ with Ivana’s Pizzeria
January 13, 2021: Average Socialite
Give your loved ones a “pizza your heart” with a heart shaped pizza from Ivana’s Pizzeria on Arthur Avenue! For the month of February, you can enjoy this special pie, by request, plain or with pepperoni. Read more, here.

Little Italy, Bronx Style
January 12, 2021: Rediscovering New York
Learn more about the history of Little Italy in the Bronx, and what’s been on in the neighborhood recently from Peter Madonia, Partner, Madonia Brothers Bakery, Justin Rivers, Lead Tour Guide, Untapped New York, and Jeff Goodman, Brown Harris Stevens. Interview starts around 30:20. Listen here, iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, Stitcher.

We’re Open!
January 11, 2021: NY2C Now
Peter’s Meat Market in the world famous Arthur Avenue Retail Market is open! Come explore, disocover, and enjoy something new today! At Peter’s Meat Market you’ll find a wide variety of meats and rate specialty products. They pride themselves on customer service and they’re celebrating over 50 years in business! Watch the segment, here.

Inside The Bronx’s new wave restaurant scene in Little Italy
January 8, 2021: NY Post
While Italian bakeries, butchers and cheese shops are still open and thriving, Bronx Little Italy’s newest restaurants now boast a variety of cuisines. This includes Avenue Gyro (Mediterranean food), Roc-N-Ramen (Japanese dishes with a Caribbean twist), Last Call Bar & Grill (comfort food and drinks), Clinton Hall (craft beer and diverse menu), and Luna Cafe (Albanian desserts and delicacies). Read more, here.