If you ever wanted to simultaneously be a part of a big, Italian family and experience a piece of New York nostalgia, Manganaro's Grosseria Italiana is the place to go.
Manganaro's has been a New York institution since 1893. Due to a very long-standing family feud, it is not affiliated with the Manganaro's Hero-boy next door (don't even mention it while you're here - just read about it here). It's both a grocery store and a restaurant.
There's tons to choose from on the menu. Seline, the owner and chef, is like your Italian mother. She's sassy, speaks her mind, and will fill your plate to the brim. She even joined us for a drink.
Our Italian beverages.
The food was fantastic - reminded us of mom's homemade dinner! Remember to come here on an empty stomach and be prepared to dine like you're with your big crazy family.
Manganaro's is located at 488 Ninth Ave (btwn W37th and W38th Sts.)