Did you know there’s another Little Italy in New York City that’s way further uptown?
Okay, it’s in another borough completely! Arthur Avenue (or the area of Belmont) in the Bronx, is also known as “Little Italy in the Bronx.”
This area has developed a very special, under-the-radar alcove of quality Italian restaurants, markets, bakeries, and shops thanks to the generations of Italian immigrants who have lived there.
Here are some of our favorite spots in the neighborhood!
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Little Italy, Bronx Restaurants
1. Zero Otto Nove
Head to Zero Otto Nove for brick-oven pizzas and quality pasta. They don’t take reservations so you may (very likely will) have to wait! In the warm weather, the outdoor courtyard will make you feel like you’ve traveled to Italy. Fun fact: it’s named after the area code of the owner’s hometown in Salerno, Italy (089).
📍2357 Arthur Ave
Chef Roberto will make you feel like a member of his family as he cooks for you in his restaurant, which has been in the neighborhood for over 12 years. Try his homemade fresh pasta with hand-pureed tomatoes, or something opulent like his roast rabbit with juice-soaked potatoes.
📍603 Crescent Ave
Another hotspot for Italian classics like ravioli, gnocchi, and bolognese, Enzo’s opened a little off Arthur Ave in 1998. The portions are large—so prepare to have leftovers!
📍2339 Arthur Ave
A family-owned restaurant, Marios serves dishes cooked by master Chef Massimo. Weekly specialties served by the chef can include stuffed artichoke, wild mushroom ravioli with braised beef sauce, and even lobster bisque. Their regular menu has even more range, offering customizable pasta, pizzas, and other classic Italian staples.
📍2342 Arthur Avenue
Whether you’re in the mood for a brick oven pizza, or perhaps a hearty alfredo cream sauce pasta and steak, Michaelangelos is the place to go for your classic and extravagant Italian food needs.
📍2477 Arthur Avenue
6. Luna Cafe
Despite being located in the heart of Little Italy, this cafe also serves Albanian cuisine! If you want to try something different, we recommend burek, a flaky dough pie stuffed with your choice of cheese, meat or spinach. For those with a sweet tooth, you can never go wrong with one of their vanilla gelato crepes or even a slice of baklava!
📍601 E 187th St
7. The Market
The Market is one of the crowned jewels of Little Italy. A marketplace full of authentic Italian food stalls, it is a one-stop deal for fresh fish and butchered meat, gourmet delicatessens, and more.
📍 2344 Arthur Avenue
Pastries & Bakeries
Can’t leave “Little Italy” without Italian pastries! Delillo has amazing cannolis, biscotti, cakes, cookies…pretty much everything! Don’t forget to pair it with a shot of espresso.
📍610 E 187th St
9. Artuso Pastry Shop
For over 75 years, Artuso has built a reputation as one of the pastry staples in Little Italy. Be sure to try one of their classic Italian pastries such as butter cookies, sfogliatelles, zeppoles, cakes for all occasions, and of course, cannolis.
📍 670 E 187th St
1o. Morrone Pastry Shop & Cafe
Not only does Morrone’s serve a wide selection of Italian pastries, pies, cakes, cheesecakes, and seasonal confections, but they also have other delicacies such as chocolate-covered strawberries, gelato, and even creme brulee. When grabbing one of their baked goods, make sure to order a cappuccino as well.
📍2349 Arthur Avenue
11. Ginos Pastry Shop
Ginos is known as the “Cannoli King” of Little Italy. When you order a cannoli from Ginos, expect to see the shells filled with fresh cream right in front of you, with the option of adding chocolate and/or pistachio! Another great place for cappuccinos, you can never go wrong with a classic coffee and cannoli combo.
📍580 E 187th St
12. Prince Coffee House
Prince Coffee House offers an intimate ambiance, good quality coffee, and delectable pastries. If you’re looking to do your work with a new atmosphere, whilst drinking a latte and enjoying a slice of their spongy coconut cake, it’s more than worth a visit.
📍2306 Arthur Avenue
13. Terranova Bakery
Aside from serving delicious pastries, Terranova is best known for their high-quality, fresh-baked artisan bread! From focaccia to raisin walnut, Terranova has bread in all varieties for your various hankerings.
📍691 E 187th St
14. Madonias Bakery
Madonias orchestrates a long line of customers (especially during the holidays) waiting to buy one of their specialty breads. Not only are they known for their olive bread, prosciutto rings, and flower-shaped garlic rolls, Madonias also offers freshly baked cookies! Whether you’re in the mood for Rugalach, chocolate chip or biscotti, this bakery has it all.
📍2348 Arthur Avenue
15. Addeo & Sons
Do chocolate rolls and raisin nut bread sound good to you? Because Addeo & Sons includes these delicacies on their weekend menu. And all year round, this bakery serves only the best of Italian bread and freshly made pizza dough.
📍 2372 Hughes Avenue
16. Mount Carmel Wine and Spirits
Why not pick up a bottle of imported wine before you head home so you can create your own “Little Italy” in your apartment? Mount Carmel Wine and Spirits has an enormous selection.
📍609 E 187th St
17. Mikes Deli
In 2022, Mikes was named as the best deli in the Bronx by Best of the Bronx competition. Located in the Arthur Avenue Market, it is no wonder why, as Mikes provides the community with sandwiches made from the freshest cured meats, cheeses, and produce. Their antipasto boards are perfect to bring to gatherings, and will surely be the party favorite!
📍 2479 Arthur Avenue
18. Borgatti’s Ravioli and Egg Noodles
Since 1935, Borgatti’s has been making their pasta in-house. Selling cuts such as lasagna, cavatelli, and ravioli, Borgatti’s is the place to pick up ingredients for your best lunch or dinner. Their fettuccine alone is sold in a variety of flavors, such as lemon pepper, red beet, and even squid ink!
📍 632 East 187th St
19. Casa Della Mozzarella
Casa Della Mozzarella is a deli offering sandwiches made with only the highest quality imported cold cuts, cheeses, and bread. And as the title suggests, they serve outstanding homemade mozzarella.
📍 604 East 187th St
20. Teitel Brothers
Teitel Brothers is a wholesale grocer supplying fresh meats, cheese, olive oil, pasta and more. First opened in 1915 by two Jewish-Austrian immigrant brothers, Teitel Brothers is an establishment beloved by those who enjoy the finer things in life (i.e. the highest quality ingredients).
📍 2372 Arthur Avenue
21. Cerini Coffee & Gifts
If you’re looking for a gift for the coffee lover in your life, Cerini sells all of the coffee grinds, machines, and accessories to satiate your caffeine cravings. Aside from coffee-based goods, Cerini also sells imported Italian food and houseware products.
📍2334 Arthur Avenue
22. Marie’s Fresh Roasted Coffee and Gifts
Another great shop for your coffee needs, Marie’s also sells beautiful kitchenware. If you’re looking to treat yourself to a new plate and cup set, while also grabbing some fresh roasted coffee, check out Marie’s.
📍 2388 Arthur Avenue
23. Simons Deli
A quaint deli specializing in bagels and donuts, Simons is the place to go when you’re looking to grab a quick, delicious, and affordable breakfast.
📍 2479 Arthur Avenue