Explore Italian Culture and History in NYC


A comprehensive list of all things Italian in The Big Apple.

This article, written by MELISSA A. KAY, appears on NY Metro Parents.

Where to Explore Italian Culture and History in NYC

Ask any New Yorker what their favorite Italian restaurant is and you are sure to get a different answer each time. Italian culture is prominent and celebrated in New York City and traces of it can be found all over. If you want to get in on the Italian action, check out these great locations, landmarks, and festivals that celebrate all things Italy.

Little Italy

You’ve surely heard of NYC’s famed Little Italy, full of iconic restaurants, bars, shops, and cafes. Hit up some of the best Italian restaurants for authentic fare and you’ll feel like your right there dining in the heart of Italy.

Try Angelo’s of Mulberry for their home style Neapolitan fare that will fill any hungry belly with Italian goodness. Their famous sauces are the best of the best and reservations are accepted. Don’t forget a cannoli for dessert… consider a sweet treat at Ferrara, NYC’s famous Italian bakery that’s been around since 1892. Try their pastries or sumptuously sweet gelato. The kids will love their menu and won’t be able to wait until you visit again.

Italian American Museum

The Italian American Museum was erected in 2001 to establish and maintain a museum dedicated to Italian Americans. The current exhibitions include “Big Glass in Little Italy” featuring “pop” stained glass works of artist Joseph Cavalieri and other works to celebrate the Italian-American culture. Pay a visit this season and check out their gift shop as well. The museum is open Fri-Sun noon-6pm. Read the rest of the list at NY Metro Parents…

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