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Mario’s

You wouldn’t take Batali for a red-sauce joint kinda guy, but at the very least that should clue you in to the notion that this classic New York spot is worth a ride on the D train to Fordham Road in the boogie-down Bronx.

Arthur Avenue was once the hub of one of the city’s most vibrant Italian-immigrant communities, and while the population has dwindled, it’s still a far more authentic throw-back experience than you’ll find in downtown Manhattan’s Little Italy.

Since 1919 the Migliucci family has built this one-time pizzeria into an abondanza masterpiece, with Italian-American favorites like clams oreganata and stuffed mushrooms, steamy bowls of beef broth with escarole, and overflowing plates of zuppa and pesce piled high on a nest of linguine arriving at pristine white-cloth tables in the white-columned dining room.

Address
2342 Arthur Avenue (186th St),
Bronx,
10458
Telephone
+1 718 584 1100
Opening Times
noon-9.45pm (10.45pm Fri/Sat). Closed Mondays.
Price
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