Where To Next: The Bronx’s Little Italy

The best part of living in NYC is the convenience to visit neighborhoods in one of the five boroughs and experience all of its charm. We recently hopped on the uptown D and headed to the Belmont section of the Bronx, also known as the real Little Italy. It is where generations of Italian families created an area that is so unique for an urban setting. Strolling on Arthur Avenue, the epicenter of Bronx’s Little Italy neighborhood draws guests eager to explore Italian–American culture, and enjoy cuisine that you will not find on Manhattan’s Mulberry Street. It is where traditions have not changed- you can still experience the sweet smell of sausage and peppers hanging from the ceiling, down oysters and clams right on the street, and shop for the best bread, pasta, meat and pastries. So here is our list of places to visit.

Madonia Brothers Bakery

A 100-year old Sicilian style bakery that attracts foodies as well as past residents that moved out to the suburbs. It features traditional breads that first-generation Italian-Americans grew up on including pane di casa and ciabatta and a new twist on dough for gastronomes. Try their well-known Olive bread; Each loaf is packed with a full cup of black Moroccan olives, all by hand. Also pick up loaves of the jalapeno, prosciutto, and cranberry & raisin for your next dinner party. It will wow the crowd. Online delivery that will ship nationwide is scheduled soon so your friends and family back home can savor fresh out-of-the oven goodness too.

2348 Arthur Ave, Bronx, NY 10458

Dominick’s Restaurant

Dine here for a family style meal. The place continues to pack in a crowd and for good reason. There’s no menu. Just find out from the waiter what’s cooking. Trust us, get ready eat something amazing. Whether its Linguini all Gianni, the catch of the day, or Veal parmigiana, they are all delicious.

2335 Arthur Ave, Bronx, NY 10458

Borgatti’s Ravioli & Egg Noodles

The establishment of the Bronx pasta legend, Mario Borgatti who meticously handcrafted ravioli . The method still continues where sheets of fresh homemade pasta are presented in the traditional way. They offer a wide range of styles and widths that you can take home in a cake box and easily freeze for later.

632 E 187th St, Bronx, NY 10458

Clinton Hall

Steps away from ‘Fordham, this beer hall that has locations all over the city brought their hard to find draft brews, towering burgers and loaded waffles to Belmont. It highlights a cozy vibe with board games, communal tables and a tvs to watch the latest game.

601 E 189th St, Bronx, NY 10458

The Arthur Avenue Retail Market

This market is definitely an essential icon on New York food history. It highlights an authentic atmosphere with so many colorful characteristics. Shop here for pasta, cheese, bread, sausage and fresh produce.

2344 Arthur Ave, Bronx, NY 10458