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Sorbillo opens in NYC

Sorbillo Bowery St NYC

“When he was a little boy he had a dream. To become a pizzaiolo and take his pizzas to an even bigger dream. The american dream.”

Sorbillo Bowery St NYC

…and he did so. Gino Sorbillo is making his highest dream become reality. The Sorbillo clan is opening their first location this week in the heart of Little Italy, where else?!

Gino Sorbillo at NYC location

His efforts paid off. His believes and what is important to make the best pizza are real. Protection and respect of his territory to export in the most accurate way to one of the most competitive cities in the world when it comes to the food industry.
He is ready to tell the story of his family, to make New Yorkers try Italy’s most famous pizza in the world.

While writing this article, Gino himself shared on his Instragam stories, yes he’s all about his social media chanels too, that Unesco has recently announced the recongnition of pizza makers job as a Italian heritage – so Hurray & Congrats to all pizzaioli!

When I met Gino at ‘Cibo a Regola D’Arte last month I was amazed to meet such helpful and available guy he was but most of all how down to earth.

Gino Sorbillo & Rosanna Marziale

Gino Sorbillo & Michelin star chef Rosanna Marziale at Cibo a Regola D’Arte – Napoli 2017

His talk was al about genuinity, respect and love for his home territory. To the point of publicly stating so in front of politians his commintment as citizen and enterpreneur.

His energy is contagious, his smile is sincere and his arrival in New York City is happening because of his determination of fulfilling that young boy’s dream. He is very aware of what the city has to give and take. But so far the feedback of opening trials and and opening night have proven a success.

The Sorbillo’s brother received the visit of New York’s Mayor, Mr. De Blasio, as their friendship goes back a few years back when tey met back in Naples while the De Blasio family was holidaying in the souht. Media coverage has been pretty full including the famous CBSNews channel of all NYC yellow cabs!


Credits Press / James Collier

I can’t wait to be back in the Big Apple and enjoy a good slice with my New Yorker friends.
I wish Gino & family the most amazing time on their new adventure.

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Sorbillo NYC
334 Bowery between Great Jones & Bond Street, New York, NY 10012 646.476.8049

Ample Hills Creamery

ample hills ice cream pint

I love ice creams no matter the season!
Summer in NYC that year was just a bless and I couldn’t miss the chance of exploring good ice cream shops around. This one I must say went on top of my list!


It was 2014 and they had just opened their second store in Brooklyn. Fast forward two summers on and they are now all over town. I went for their original store.


ample-hills-owners-Brian & Jackie

They are Brian & Jackie

Located on Vanderbilt Ave, a very neighborhoodly area of Prospect Heights, with the local restaurants and coffee houses around. Ample Hills Creamery is discretely located on the corner.
Going in, the first impression you have is to be stepping out of town. One of its main intention, coming from the young new york couple who developed the idea.
A bit country a bit trendy. With some well placed kitsch details that makes it even more authentic. Yet very simple. Like their cutie logo – a cow representing the goal behind the idea: “…there were cows in Brooklyn. And the cows grazed on Brooklyn’s lush ample hills.”
I remember it was a Sunday afternoon, a rather hot one I must add, and yes the shop was packed. With some peak moments that it got even more packed if any possible. Staff is extra cool and efficient in serving the long line with “alotof” samplings and smiles. Be prepared when visiting Ample Hills on a weekend that a bit of wait is expected. Period. But no doubt, totally worth it!
My choice of flavors time were Salted Crack Caramel and Peppermint Pattie. I’m not a huge fan of very creamy ice creams but their flavors are rich and intense that to some palate that can get a tad nauseous depending on your choice. Attention though! I don’t mean that because of the ice cream quality, of course! But of their serving quantity!! You would have already done some sampling for sure and more what you order so choose properly! Their portions are huge! They are all very exquiste and particular which makes me want to go back to try each single one!

ample hills ice-cream-pints

If you live in the USA, you guys are lucky as Ample Hills Creamery now ships nationwide!
From a menu with 16 fixed ones with some seasonal ones and the odd surprise that is announced on their Facebook page. So make sure to follow their page and their Instragram.
When in NYC look up on their website for other locations and how to order their book.


Photo Credits: ample hills website & facebook

Prospect Heights

623 Vanderbilt Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11238 Tel: 347 240 3926 : Sun – Thru noon – 11:00pm / Fri – Sat noon – midnight


cowns-in-brooklyn ample-hills-pints