Italian Food Markets

Eataly Italian megastore on 23rd st and 5th avenue, if you haven't been there, go.  New location opening soon:  World Financial Center.

Buon Italia in Chelsea Market Great for Italian staples and hard to find products from Italy.  Located inside Chelsea Market.

Agata & Valentina Italian themed grocery store, Upper East Side and Greenwich Village.

Arthur Avenue Market A classic Italian-American market located in the Little Italy of the Bronx.

Cheese Shops

Casa Della Mozzarella Another great Bronx landmark

Di Palo Dairy Hands down the best cheese shop in the city!  The family is wonderful and extremely knowledgeable. 

Bedford Cheese Gourmet cheese shop in Williamsburg and Gramercy Park.


Pat LaFrieda  The best NYC butcher, providing meat to all of the top restauants.  You can order online!

Florence Meat Market Classic Village butcher, Newport Steaks are amazing!

Ottomenelli Brother's Classic New York butchers on , since 1900. Upper East Side.





La Newyorkese's Favortite Italian

Marea  Michael White's seafood based fine dining restaurant, must go and try the famous fusilli with braised octopus and bone marrow!

Lupa My favorite Batali restaurant, it was the 1st one I ate at in 1999.  Nutella tartuffo is classic and amazing.

Babbo Batali's fine dining, intimate classic on Waverly Place in the Village.  Always great.

Felidia Classic New York Italian from Lidia Bastianich, one of the best Osso Bucco's I have ever had.



La Pizza Fresca A hidden gem in the Flatiron District, shhhhh....

Motorino One of the best in the city, pretty close to Naples

OTTO Enotecca Where I get my favorite Funghi e Taleggio pizza!

Steak Houses

Peter Luger A must try if you haven't, one of my favorite places in NYC

Strip House Best chocolate cake!