Little Italy, NYC neighborhood guide

Go for the pasta but stick around for more incredible things to do in Little Italy, NYC like the Feast of San Gennaro

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Here’s a brief history lesson: Immigrants from Naples and Sicily ventured to Little Italy, NYC in the 1880s, and the area once stretched from Canal to Houston Streets, between Lafayette Street and the Bowery. Nowadays the strong Italian presence shrunk down to the blocks surrounding Mulberry Street—Mama Mia! Regardless, the Italian pride still remains during the annual Feast of San Gennaro. You can’t beat the authentic pasta dishes served by the best Italian restaurants. However, the food is not the only draw—some of the trendiest clothing stores in the city are located on Mulberry Street, not to mention some of the best bars in NYC.

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Restaurants in Little Italy, NYC

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Rubirosa

This Italian restaurant offers simple, thin-crust pizzas and classic red-sauce fare

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5 out of 5 stars
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Capri Ristorante

Venue says: “Whether celebrating a special occasion with family or friends or hosting a corporate event, Capri can accommodate your needs! 212-625-2626”

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Terra-cotta-colored walls and flattering lighting give the dining room a Tuscan feel

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After more than 100 years of offering traditional Neapolitan fare, Angelo’s is riding a wave of patrons  

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3 out of 5 stars
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Mulberry Street Bar

Come by the bar formerly known as Mare Chiaro (a.k.a. the Sinatra Bar) during the week

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5 out of 5 stars
The Randolph at Broome
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The Randolph at Broome

Classic cocktails (think rickeys and fizzes) mingle with signature drinks like the Sangre de Migrante 

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Venue says: “Come Unwind with a Cocktail at The Ship. Not sure what to get? Go for Bartender's Choice!”

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Mulberry Project

Mulberry Project

Cool-hunters looking for a break from clubland can hit this underground boîte

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4 out of 5 stars
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Ray C

Bordered by Lower East Side, Soho, Tribeca, and NoHo, the Chinatown and Little Italy neighborhoods could not be any more different but are both located in less than two-tenths of a square mile area. While both neighborhoods have their own extremely different historical backgrounds, today both are classified as one historic district. Those who are interested in learning more about the history behind each neighborhood can visit Italian American Museum or the Museum of Chinese in America located in each respective neighborhood.


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