June 13, 2009

Manganaro's Grosseria Italian

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.

Sausage and Peppers ($9.95)

A sample of farro (Italian wheat grain) and pancetta.

Antipasto of mozzarella, olives, mushrooms, and artichokes ($10.95)

Tortellini en Pesto ($10.95) and some Fusilli with Brocolli that the family insisted we try

Linguine with Clam Sauce ($10.95)

Our Italian beverages.

How to end a great Italian meal? A cannoli, of course!

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.)

1 comment:

  1. The author of this article forgot to mention that the store is dusty, the shelves are bare, and the witch behind the counter would just as soon curse you out as serve you food.


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