Located in the heart of Little Italy, Cornell's Restaurant serves authentic Italian dishes in a tradition started more than 60 years ago. Within the kitchen, chef Armondo captains a crew of cooks as they work cuts of veal, seafood, and steak into savory pastas and specialties. Plates join with glasses of fine Italian and California wine in the elegant dining halls, where chandeliers illuminate linen tablecloths and colorful framed artwork. Large round tables and chairs populate the private banquet room, making it an ideal place to host special events or build a leaning tower of tables and chairs.
The newly renovated Randy Loren's Dolce Vita Ristorante infuses classic Italian dishes with a love of music that permeates the classic atmosphere. As diners enjoy plates of lightly breaded veal and parmesan-encrusted tilapia, on Fridays and Saturdays performers take to the dining room’s elevated stage to coax melodies from a white grand piano sitting under a disco ball and colorful lights. In addition, trimming decorated like piano keys accentuates the wooden bar, whose array of liquor and wine bottles would produce its own grand symphony if it were ever hit with a bunch of tiny pebbles.
Felix Petta and his wife Caroline opened Petta's Kitchen in 1951. Today, the Petta grandchildren oversee the restaurant, which now goes by Petta's Italian Restaurant. Despite the name change, Petta's continues to specialize in homemade Italian cuisine. The bread, soups, desserts, blue-cheese dressing, meatballs, and lasagna, among other items, are all made in-house. On top of that, the chefs age their own steaks and pound their own veal cutlets into pieces that are thin enough to fit in the food copier.
Home Style Caterers whip up hearty Italian breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes for parties across upstate New York. An array of platters offers something appealing to all manner of partygoers, offering dishes that range from swedish meatballs to antipasto and kebabs. Pasta dishes are served alongside chicken available in 15 varieties, including marsala, parmigiana, and cordon bleu. Services range from prepping the food for pickup, dropping off comestibles at a party, offering a limited buffet, or treating guests to white-glove butlered service and hand-feeding them each piece of food.