Italian Dine-Out

by Amanda Perez

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New York City is renowned for its authentic (and delicious) Italian cuisine. Yesterday, June 26, marked the start of an 11-day Italian Dine-Out event in the city. It’s New York’s first Italian Restaurant Week, in commemoration of 2013 as the Year of Italian Culture in the United States. The week is a chance for New Yorkers who have been to Italy to indulge in the flavors of the country once again. And for New Yorkers who have never been to Italy, it’s a chance to experience authentic Italian food without having to leave Manhattan. The menus amongst these restaurants range in Italian regional influence, offering diners an opportunity to taste authentic cuisine from every part of Italy.

Twenty-three participating Italian restaurants are offering discounted prices on prix fixe lunch and dinner menus, including Aroma Kitchen & Wine Bar, Barbetta, Bice, Cacio E Vino, Ciprani Dolci, Ciprani Wall Street, Circo, Gradisca, I Trulli, Il Punto Ristorante, Joanne Trattoria, La Masseria, Le Cirque Café, Macelleria, Paola’s, Roc, SD26 Café and Lounge, Serafina, Sirio Ristorante, Taralluci E Vino, The Leopard at Des Artistes, Via Emilia, and Vice Versa

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