this is the real little italy


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In 1918 my great-grandparents Albino and Grazia, immigrants from Naples, opened their shop on Arthur Avenue. A century later, their store is still here and our family business has expanded to introduce serious food lovers to our Italian village in the Bronx.

Explore Arthur Avenue with us

Fully illustrated with chapters devoted to shops and restaurants

Fully illustrated with chapters devoted to shops and restaurants


Reap the benefit of our combined four generations among the Bronx Little Italy shopkeepers and avoid all the mistakes in the free online round-ups.

Find out who makes the best mozzarella, the freshest rainbow cookies, the best cappuccino and so much more. Each entry includes specific details about the best of each shop.

This guide also includes extensive restaurant recommendations.

Danielle painted by Jenny Kroik for   The New Yorker

Danielle painted by Jenny Kroik for The New Yorker


Highly lauded, our food tours have been featured on CNN Travel, profiled in the Los Angeles Times and the cover of The New Yorker magazine.

Choose either the Shopping & Tasting Tour + Lunch ($75) or the Pizza Pasta & Parm Tour of Arthur Avenue ($95).

Tours are offered Tuesdays-Saturdays throughout the year, rain or shine.

Freshly made rigatoni

Freshly made rigatoni


Book a private tour for friends, family or for your next corporate team building event.

We offer five different private tours including one priced for groups of ten or more and our top-tier VIP Food & Wine Tour.

Our corporate tours help local businesses connect with and support this historic neighborhood of family-run food shops.

Want to see a tour in action?

Watch this 3 minute video about Arthur Avenue Food Tours as seen on CNN Travel

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Private Tours

Bring your friends and family together for a private tour of Little Italy! We've celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and retirements on Arthur Avenue. We also bring corporate groups together for holiday parties, special celebrations and team building activities. Private tours are available Tuesday-Saturday, by appointment only. 

Are you bringing a tour group from abroad? We offer private tours of Arthur Avenue in Italian, Portuguese and Italian.

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