Welcome to Little Italy on Arthur Avenue

Most tourists think that New York’s Little Italy is a few blocks in lower Manhattan filled with overpriced red-sauce spaghetti joints, tacky and vulgar t-shirts and knock-offs of designer duds. But knowledgeable New Yorkers know that the real Little Italy is in the Belmont section of the Bronx.

Arthur Avenue is the main street of Little Italy, packed with family run food shops and restaurants. Most of the places here not only sell Italian-style foods, they create it, including homemade cheese, sausage, pasta, bread, wine and pastry. The fish shops are operating-room clean, the bakeries warm and fragrant and the delis and cheese shops are brimming with pre-cut samples of their wares.

If you visit Arthur Avenue, you’ll eat a little, drink a little, taste a little, walk a little. Have a cannoli, a handful of roasted ceci, a stuffed zucchini blossom, a briny clam on the half-shell, a slice of pepperoni, a chunk of olive bread. Benvenuto! Mangia, mangia!


Little Italy in the Bronx Posted by Picasa


Scungilli Posted by Picasa


Octopus Posted by Picasa


At sidewalk clam bar Posted by Picasa


Beef tripe Posted by Picasa


Inside pork store Posted by Picasa


Outside Teitel Brothers’ store Posted by Picasa


Sidewalk display outside Teitel Brothers’ store Posted by Picasa


Inside Arthur Avenue Retail Market: Thank you Mr. Capone Posted by Picasa


Rolling cigars at La Casa Grande Tobacco Company
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Lamb heads inside Arthur Avenue Retail Market Posted by Picasa


In Arthur Avenue Market: Closed for my granddaughter Posted by Picasa


Inside Calandra Cheese Posted by Picasa


Cannoli filled while you wait Posted by Picasa


Inside Madonia’s Bakery Posted by Picasa


Chocolate covered cannoli Posted by Picasa


Rum cakes Posted by Picasa


Cream puffs Posted by Picasa


Eclairs Posted by Picasa


Arthur Avenue & E. 187th St. Posted by Picasa

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  • 5 Responses to Welcome to Little Italy on Arthur Avenue

    1. Mandy says:

      It looks so inviting. A place where you can really feel alive.

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    2. Over 25 choices of Imported coffees from Italy.

      Italian espresso machines which include fully automatic espresso machines to traditional espresso machines from leading manufacturers like saeco, gaggia, and Rancilio.

      http://www.CeriniCoffee.com

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    3. Len Rademaker says:

      I worked for Con Ed. for 35 years in the bronx at the Van Nest Shops. We would go to Arther Ave for lunch and to shop. What unforgettable memories your site has brought to mind, thank you.

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