Americans Have Italian Food All Wrong
Italian food has become a huge part of American culture, but our visit to this NYC restaurant shows we've had it wrong all this time.By Noor Tagouri | October 27, 2016
New York City has the largest population of Italians in all of North America.
So obviously, that means there is no shortage of pizza and pasta in this city. And we hear that Via Della Pace, or VDP, in the East Village is the perfect place to experience Italy in America. In this episode of "Americanize Me," Newsy's Noor Tagouri went to check it out.
"I grew up with Parmesean," said Giovanni Bartocci, co-owner of Via Della Pace. "My mom gave me my first piece of Parmesan cheese when I was 5 months, and I was sucking it. I had my first espresso when I was probably 4 years old. My breakfast as a kid was a piece of bread with prosciutto. We have the best chefs in the world, and we have the best food."