Recipes from The Arthur Avenue Cookbook

Arthur Avenue Cookbook

Arthur Avenue winds its way through the heart of the Bronx. Known to many as the “real Little Italy,” the storied Arthur Avenue neighborhood has been home to a vibrant community of Italian-Americans for over a hundred years. Today, this area continues to thrive as visitors and residents stop to buy a fresh, crusty loaf of bread; to enjoy a meal at Mario’s Restaurant; to dawdle for a while at Randazzo’s raw bar on a warm summer afternoon; or to hear Mike’s Deli owner Michele Greco beat out an aria from Rigoletto and spellbind his customers with tales of the Avenue’s past. Now, for the first time, the residents of Arthur Avenue invite you to experience the magic of their kitchens and share the flavors of their family tables. Passed down through generations, their delicious recipes are time-tested, tried, and true — and ready for any kitchen.

Sheet pan of 2 dozen cannoli filled with sweet ricotta filling and chocolate chips

Classic Cannoli

The classic Italian dessert, made the old fashioned way with crisp pastry shells, sweetened ricotta, and chocolate chips.

White plate with two rolled manicotti on it


Sometimes simple is best. Like this manicotti made with a simple filling of ricotta and Parmesan. Tastes like someone’s nonna made it.

6 baked clams on a black platter

Baked Clams from Arthur Avenue

Straight from Umberto’s Clam House in NYC, this recipe for clams topped with bread crumbs seasoned with parsley and cheese then baked is the real deal.