So when my dear travelin' cousin Tanya told me she was planning to go to a Yankee game during her visit to New York this past week, it dawned on me that nothing would end a great day of Bronx Bombers baseball then dinner at the Real Little Italy in "da Bronx." And, for a real treat, we would go to Dominick's Restaurant, my favorite dining place on Arthur Avenue!
As one food critic put it recently, “The restaurants of Arthur Avenue make Mulberry Street’s look like stepchildren of the Olive Garden.” - courtesy ArthurAvenueBronx.com
I secured a spot a few doors down from Dominicks with my girls and my two nephews in tow. Tanya and her gang, including her Grandma had arrived a bit earlier and were waving as we approached. Because they don't take reservations (and never did), we had to wait a little while to be seated. But that was alright because we had fun taking pictures outside and taking in the ambiance of this classic street that used to be my home.
Gianna had it in her head to order stuffed shells because I had shared that was my favorite from my years at Fordham. Unfortunately, they didn't have them. Nor did they have ravioli or ricotta cheese of any kind, lol. But, we all managed just fine. Kelsey and Julian had heaping bowls of linguine (no spaghetti tonight) - with tomato and bolognese sauce respectively. Nolan's plate of chicken parmesan and linguine was enough for two people.
As an Italian, this is definitely my kind of food. Nothing fancy, just good cooking, and lots of it! Big servings for sure, since Kelsey, Julian and Nolan brought tons of leftovers home!
In actuality, I thought the cost of our meal for nine people was very reasonable. It came to roughly $20 per person, including the tip.
Having dinner at this classic restaurant was an experience I'm glad all the cousins had the chance to have together!
Little Italy The Bronx
2335 Arthur Avenue