Gardënia, West Village, NYC

Right off Seventh Avenue, in the West Village is a hidden gem. Gardënia, a seasonally driven, Mediterranean restaurant that focuses on flavours from Southern Europe, is truly a delightful find.

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Vic’s, Noho, NYC

Brunch might just be one of my favorite meals and nothing thrills me more than finding just that perfect spot to spend an afternoon to luxuriate in.

 

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Rubirosa, Nolita, NYC

Rubirosa is one of the most beloved pizzerias in New York City. It is definitely on every “Best of” list and is so much more than just a pizza place.

 

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Babbalucci, Harlem, NYC

Chef Andrew LoPresto owns a remarkable eatery on Lenox Avenue that is just as noteworthy as its neighbors in Harlem’s restaurant row.

Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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Bettola, UWS, NYC

Looking for something a little different on the Upper West Side. Try Bettola Restaurant on Amsterdam Avenue – home of progressive Italian cuisine.

Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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Trattoria Machiavelli, UWS, NYC

Restaurateur Nathalie de la Fontaine spent several years in Italy and of course fell in love with it. Upon her return to the US, she felt compelled to bring the best pieces of her experience back here to New York City. That’s how Trattoria Machiavelli was born.

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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Santina, Meatpacking, NYC

Thank you to the Carbone/ Torrisi duo for opening one of the very few places in the Meatpacking District where I can actually go and eat at.

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Romagna Ready 2 Go, Greenwich Village, NYC

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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Lido, Harlem, NYC

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Tufino Pizzeria, Astoria, NYC

 

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Tufino Pizzeria

Food: ☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try:

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Cipollinis,Manhasset, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆ ½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Thin Crust Pizza

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Dopo East Ristorante Italiano, UES, NYC

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Dopo East

Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

 

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Via Vai, Astoria, NYC

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Via Vai 

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Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria, Greenwich Village, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Everything!

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An Evening of Barolo, Barbaresco & Truffles, Flatiron, NYC

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Last night, I was invited to one of the most beautifully curated food and wine events. Tarallucci e Vino and Oddero Vineyards from Piemonte indulged us with a most marvelous evening of Barolo, Barbaresco & Truffles.

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Corkbuzz Wine Bar, Chelsea Market, NYC

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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Il Punto Ristorante, Hells Kitchen, NYC

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Musical Mondays and Le Cirque’s 40th Anniversary at Le Cirque Café

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