From September 16th to the 26th, the Feast of San Gennaro is held in Little Italy. My friends and I stumbled upon it accidentally on Thursday night. During this festival, Mulberry Street turns into a fair of carnival games, live music, and screaming Italian men offering passersby cannoli, sausages, and drinks in tall, goofy plastic cups.
We were trying to decide where to go for dinner when a cute, old Italian man from Buena Notte approached us with menus, with promises of garden seating in the back, and we couldn’t resist.
Delicious (but overpriced) red and white sangria:
My Gnocchi Alla Napoletana – texture was kind of tough and I was expecting more mozzarella, but the sauce was very good. (When the waiter served this to me, he said, “Gnocchi go straight to your butt!” Whereupon I told him that it’s not a bad place to go:
Michelle’s Fettuccine Alfredo – al dente pasta in a very buttery sauce:
Sasha satisfied with her dinner: