After sampling the sweets and savories in Little Italy, enjoy a full meal at one of these local haunts:
Ken & Cook
Located in a former favorite venue of the New York Italian Mafia, Ken & Cook (19 Kenmare St., 212-966-3058) is paying tribute to its Italian roots with a special menu for the Italian fest. Take your pick from asparagus ravioli, grilled Cornish hen, veal and more.
Bring the whole family into Craftbar (900 Broadway, 212-461-4300) to usher out the San Gennaro festivities. Chef Lauren Hirschberg is whipping up an Italian family-style feast this Sunday, with dishes like house-made ricotta, pasta fagioli and cacciatori sausages.