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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.

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.


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