Little Italy

There was a street festival down Mulberry Street in Little Italy today. The street was a-buzz, restaurants were crowded and people seem to be enjoying themselves. After a walk down the crowded street, it was dinner time, but where to dine? So many great places to choose from, all of which seem to have great salesmen infront trying to get you to "sit..eat" and "you're standing infront of the best Italian restaurant and you're just looking?" and "good food, good prices, big portions!"
Finally chose to eat at Il Piccolo Bufalo and it was a good choice. There are many brick oven pizzas to choose from and pasta specials for $8.95. We shared the small Del Piccolo Diavolo pizza topped with hot capocolla, hot sausage, hot peppers, the fried calamari salad and the Pennette Filetto di Pomodoro pasta dish which has prosciutto, sun-dried and fresh tomatoes, basil and parmesan cheese. Stay away from the carafe of house wine, it is horrible. You are better off ordering a bottle. Afterwards.....

There really is only one place I want to have dessert when in Little Italy and that's Ferrara. Ferrara has been serving up Italian desserts in Manhattan's Little Italy since 1892 and is always a favorite for tourists and New Yorkers alike. It was crowded, but we scored a table and were promptly served. A trio of mini desserts and an espresso later, and it was time to go. Tutto Bene!


  1. Everything looks good and fun! I wish I could live there.


  2. A version of all these places on this website exist in Miami. There are a lot of great places I'd be going to if I lived in Miami:

    Gansevoort Pool Bar for drinks www.gansevoortsouth.com/

    EOS for Sunday Brunch (includes free unlimited champagne and Bloody Marys)

    Art & Design District free art walks every Second Saturday night of the month (w/wine)

    and many more...enjoy!