As Italian immigrants flooded into New York City in the 19th and 20th centuries, they carved out neighborhoods where they could keep their cultural and culinary traditions alive. As these unique bastions have fallen to rising prices and assimilation, food-lovers have found fewer and fewer places to commune with the delicious flavors of the Old World. Today, the Bronx holds one of the city's last historic Italian neighborhoods, with stores and markets owned by the same families for generations.
Over the course of the tour, you'll visit Little Italy's butcher shops, bakeries, and pasta stores, sampling both well-known and obscure delicacies. Danielle Oteri and Christian Galliani, connoisseurs of the neighborhood and its cuisine, describe the history of the area while letting you feast on fresh vegetables, tender beans, and succulent sausages at such vendors as Mount Carmel Foods and Calabria Pork Store.
Wander the Vintage Storefronts of the Bronx's Little Italy
Stroll past the family-owned shops and history-laden markets of one of the city's last "real" Italian neighborhoods
Sample Delicious Food
Visit some of the neighborhood's best markets and vendors, trying delicacies such as cured sausage and lupine beans
Hear the Area's Rich History
Listen to stories about the venerable stores from your tour-leading duo, authors of a definitive guide to the neighborhood
Each event is capped at 12 participants; each event requires a minimum of 6 participants in order to take place.
Danielle Oteri and Christian Galliani, authors of The Insider's Guide to Little Italy, know their way around their favorite neighborhood. Danielle's connection to New York's Italian bona fides stretches back many generations; her great-grandfather was the owner of Oteri's Meat Market, which was the setting for the Academy Award-winning film Marty. Danielle's husband, Christian, a wine connoisseur, joins her on tours through the streets of Little Italy, where they share gripping stories of the neighborhood's past and incorporate delicious samples from its present food vendors.
Friday (11 a.m.)
November 1 | November 8 | November 15 | November 22 | November 29
Saturday (11 a.m.)
November 2 | November 9 | November 16
Tours begin at Trattoria Zero Otto Nove Restaurant.