NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - With its fresh bread, fresh meats, fresh mozzarella, and cash only, no menu, here for more than a century restaurant, Arthur Avenue has been called the real little Italy of the Bronx.
But now this famous block in the Bronx has a new official title: one of the American Planning Association's five greatest streets in America.
Authentic but not touristy, innovative but still true to its original character is tough to pull off anywhere but especially in New York. It's why Frank Dicerbo, an Italian from Brooklyn, feels right at home. He says of all the things that keep him coming back is the food.
So whether you call it the real Little Italy or just "the neighborhood," life on Arthur Avenue can be described in two simple words: "molto bene."