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“Going back in time”

Arthur Avenue Retail Market
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Hidden Treasures of the Bronx Tour by Bus with Lunch at City Island
New York
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“Going back in time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

They've been an Italian market neighborhood for decades - food shopper paradise - personalities in abundance and restaurants galore - an experience!

Visited April 2014
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“Step into THE Italian neighborhood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

If you want to experience real Italian American shopping and eating, go to Arthur Avenue. Here, you buy meat at the butcher's, pick up pasta at the fresh pasta shop, and head over to the pasticiera for pignoles. If you want delicious Italian food (without the hype and price of "glamour Italian" food malls), you will enjoy Arthur Avenue.

Visited September 2013
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North Haven, ct
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“what's the hype all about?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

Went on a bus trip to see the Radio City Music Christmas show and after the show, the bus was scheduled to stop on Arthur Ave for us all to browse around for 3 hours. Not really sure why anyone really goes here and spends more than maybe an hour. I was expecting to see more. All i saw were delis, pastry shops, and meat markets. So basically, if you dont want meat, cheese, bread, or pastry, there really isnt anything here for you. No shops that sold anything worth looking at, and there is only so much pork, cheese, and cannolis you can actually look at. We did have dinner at an overpriced Italain restaurant (food was very good), but other than that good meal, the rest of the 3 hours there were quite boring. Would not go back here....just not enough to see or do.

Visited December 2013
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“Let Us Praise Arthur Avenue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is perhaps the best artisan food neighborhood in New York City. The retail market is a great place to shop -- terrific vegetables and a great butchers -- but it's the surrounding area that is the real gem.

I defy anybody to challenge Teitel Brothers deli for the value or the variety of Italian food. If it's coffee, fresh fish, butchers, home made pasta or restaurants (Dominick's, Zero Otto Nove, Roberto's -- just to name my favorites) or bakeries (Is Madonia Brothers the best Italian bakery in North America?) or home made mozzarella (Casa Della Mozzarella) -- this area a treasure.

I am a big fan of Eataly in Manhattan but Arthur Avenue is the real deal, as authentic a neighborhood as you'll get and prices that are generally less than half of what you'll pay downtown.

Visited November 2013
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Staten Island, New York
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“Go when all the vendors are open”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

My girlfriend wanted to visit the "Little Italy" of the Bronx. Walked along Arthur Avenue and stopped into the market. Unfortunately, many vendors were closed. You can read my separate review about Mike's Deli where we split a sandwich. The man at La Casa Grande Cigars was very nice, telling us about the area, and the places he enjoyed eating. When walking the neighborhood, make sure you walk along 187th street as well. I'm a Brooklyn girl, so I don't get impressed with bakeries. What I was most impressed with was Borgatti's Ravioli & Egg Noodles on 187th. Purchased several types of pasta. My family and I really enjoyed their pasta and Pumpkin Ravioli. It's a must stop!

Visited September 2013
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