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If you can't make it out to Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, you can get a taste of the last vestiges of the real Little Italy at this old-fashioned, Italian deli. DiPalo's is a New York institution, in business since 1910, and far better than any of the surrounding restaurants (which are all tourist traps). It's also still family run (Lou DiPalo will likely be behind the counter when you get there), which means the staff take pride and great care in sourcing only the most authentic (and delish) Italian cheeses, olives and cured meats. The pastas are pretty good, too.

-Pauline Frommer