The Italian Facelift

25 Apr


Ooh Wee! Pappardella’s website just got a major facelift! Yes, it’s true… Soon we’ll be offering our delicious homemade sauces and artisan Italian goods in our online store!

The new site is equipped with a gallery of mouthwatering Italian dishes, an online store coming soon and a daily deal reservation system to help our LivibgSocial, Gilt City and Daily Candy customers schedule their picnics and brunch dates with greater ease. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Brunch Mimosas Anyone?

22 Apr

Brunch Mimosas anyone? It’s not Monday yet… time for a little R&R on the Pappardella patio to help you cope with getting ready for tomorrow’s grind. Get a free mimosa with your meal when you dine at Pappardella today for brunch before 1PM. Simply tweet @PappardellaNY about this promotion and we’ll hook you up!

Playing with Food :)

21 Apr

Mom always told you never to play with your food. Pappardella says it’s okay as long as you’re making macaroni masterpieces like this one from the Frugal Foodie! When’s the last time you sat down with the kiddies and got lost in time with arts and crafts? This might be a fun project for you and the family this weekend on the great lawn.

Funny Pizza

20 Apr

Do you know the Pizzaiolo who makes Pizza in the Pizzeria at the Piazza?

National High Five Day

19 Apr

Did you know today was National “High Five” day? We challenge you to greet as many people as you can with a High Five today :). You never know, it might make you smile a bit more. Tell us who you High Fived today for a gelato on the house! Tweet us @PappardellaNY or “like” us on Facebook and mention this post for gelato on us!

Lunch…So Fresh & So Clean

18 Apr

Nothing says spring like a light and healthy Italian salad for lunch! Way better than your typical turkey sammy and diet coke. What are you having for lunch today?

Mmmm Gelato…

17 Apr

Bahh! Who needs ice cream when you’ve got gelato? Cool, refreshing flavors coming soon to a Pappardella Gelato Bar near you.

Flip Flop Season!

16 Apr

Mamma Mia! It’s finally flip flop season! Fresh seafood in the sun sounds like my kind of Monday. While we don’t have sand and salt water at Pappardella, a plate on the patio doesn’t sound half bad.

Pizza Party

12 Apr

This photo kinda makes you want to get all dressed up and make pizza with your boyfriend doesn’t it? Well if that’s not a possibility, we can always live vicariously through the models in this photo and enjoy an artisan pizza from Pappardella 🙂


Italian Brutti ma Buoni Recipe

10 Apr



  • 1 ¼ lb almonds
  • ½ lb egg white
  • 1 lb sugar
  • 1 oz butter
  • cinnamon to taste
  • 1 package vanilla powder (or vanilla extract)


Blanch the almonds in boiling water, then roast on an oven tray and finely chop them.

Whisk the egg whites to firm peaks, add the chopped almonds, sugar, a bit of cinnamon and vanilla extract, slowly stirring with a spoon.

Put everything into a saucepan over a very low heat until it dries up, stirring continuously for about half an hour. Butter an oven sheet and spoon small dollops onto it giving them a round shape.

Turn on the oven on a low heat (260°F), put the sheet in and bake for about 40 minutes. Take out of the oven and allow to cool.

They can be kept in tightly closed tins for some time.