Category Archives: Italian

Review: Barchetta (Italian seafood)

Update May 3, 2014- Chef Pasternack was on CBS Saturday. May 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I dined at the newly opened Italian seafood restaurant on 23rd Street and 10th Avenue called Barchetta. It is an LDV Hospitality … Continue reading

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Stephen Starr snags 3-star chef Justin Smillie from Il Buco

July 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Stephen Starr, owner of the new El Vez that is striking the right chords with Downtowners, has snagged the newly anointed 3-star chef, Justin Smillie

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Italians cooking up Chinese food. What could go wrong?

July 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer When it comes to disappointing dinners, no one is a bigger spoiled brat, crybaby, who holds a grudge, more than I am. I get angry when I have a bad

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Interview with Partner of Major Food Group about new Parm coming to BPC

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Review: Parm before it opens

March 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I became impatient waiting for the Battery Park City Parm to start construction, so I went to the homeland in Little Italy to try out the original Parm. It was a quick … Continue reading

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Terra wine bar in Tribeca is packed

December 12, 2013- By Steven E. Greer MD I was getting some exercise and walked by Terra wine bar at 222 West Broadway, by Franklin Street. It opened just a month or so ago in the triangular space of the … Continue reading

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Review: American Flatbread Tribeca

Update March 19, 2014- Flatbread is now promoting their large events room for kids birthdays, office parties, etc. March 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I was invited to check out the 13-month old American Flatbread on Canal Street … Continue reading

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Gigino in Wagner Park is history, to be booted in 2-years

Update January 28, 2014- The BPCA board met today and agreed to give a two-year reprieve to the death sentence of Gigino’s. The BPCA will begin the RFP search process for a new operator, and will gauge interest after Pier … Continue reading

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Parm, coming to Brookfield Place

December 25, 2013- Parm is one of the full sit-down restaurants coming to Brookfield Place this year, on the corner of Vesey and North End Avenue. The original small shop on Mulberry Street won two stars in the NY Times … Continue reading

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Diners at Scalini Fedeli covered in smelly slime

January 5, 2014- A Wall Street Journal reporter was eating in Tribeca’s highly acclaimed Italian restaurant, Scalini Fedeli, when some sort of sewage pipe above broke. She tweeted @MerMarr: Got covered in black slime at TriBeCa Italian #ScaliniFedeli this evening … Continue reading

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The best Italian restaurant Downtown: Il Giglio

Chef/Owner Rolando Mendez gives us a tour of his Il Giglio restaurant that he started twenty years ago. He was the original chef at the famous Il Mulino. Many say that Il Giglio is a clone of Il Mulino . … Continue reading

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The Steakhouse Tour: Palm Restaurant

The Palm is re-opening on Saturday, November 17th after devastating flooding By Steven Greer, MD September 29, 2010: Update We visited the Palm restaurant on West Street across from Goldman Sachs. The hickory smoked, medium-rare, steak was exceptionally juicy with … Continue reading

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Olive’s the latest to sign with Brookfield Place

November 7, 2013- From the Brookfield press release, “Olive’s was founded in 1992 to provide high-quality, freshly prepared food to take away in the vibrant SoHo neighborhood. From the start, the business model was to serve customers who lead busy … Continue reading

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BPC Block Party: Most Self-Serving Presentation award

Opinion, September 29, 2103- The “Most Self-Serving Presentation” award for the 2013 BPC Block Party goes to Bob Townley. Not only was Mr. Townley making his presence known in hopes of getting BPCA funding returned to his Tribeca Manhattan Youth, … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Picasso Pizza shut down by the health department

Update: February 6, 2012 Picasso is reopened now after what they described as “renovations”. However, the place looks the same. The sign out front even is broken, missing some lights. _____________________________________________________________________   November 21, 2011 The Battery Park City “Broadsheet” … Continue reading

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Road trip: Eataly

Brookfield Place is trying to make something like Midtown’s Eataly. Let’s hope they succeed.More photos below

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Mediterranean restaurant to open on South Cove

Update: April 17, 2013- The Italian rumor was untrue. It will be a “Mediterranean” style restaurant, operated by new owners by the name of the Sawa Group. If you know anything about these owners, please post comments. Update: April 13, … Continue reading

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Tip of the Day: Try De Cecco pasta

January 24, 2013 By Steven E. Greer The excellent long-running PBS show Cook’s Country recently taste tested the various commercially available dried pastas and concluded that the brand De Cecco was the best. The test kitchen here at DowntownTV did … Continue reading

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Harry’s Italian

Click image to expand The phone number to place an order is (212) 608-1007

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Benvenuti Pizzeria

South Battery Park now has once again a local pizzeria and Italian deli. Benvenuti has opened up in the former location of Samantha’s. (This restaurant has not yet been review) Please post your comments in the section below. (212) 945-2100 … Continue reading

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