If you ask about Little Italy in New York, you will most commonly hear about Little Italy in Manhattan. Most tend to forget the Little Italy area in the Bronx, which runs from East 187th Street to Arthur Avenue to Prospect Avenue. Though often forgotten and overlooked, it is debatably the most authentic of the two. This area started to develop back in the 1940s. Today it is still primarily Italian but has become more diverse over the years. In this neighborhood you will find fish and meat markets, handmade pasta and Italian sausages, and even hand rolled cigars. Arthur Ave, the heart of Little Italy in the Bronx, has some of the best places for bread, pasta, meat, pastries and espresso. We enjoyed spending time here, this Italian hidden gem is definitely worth EXPloring.