One of our favorite dessert places in all of New York is closing this Friday, December 5th—the classic DE ROBERTI’S PASTRY SHOPPE on First Avenue in the East Village.
DeRoberti’s has been around since 1904. It’s where we learned to love CANNOLI, PASTACHOTE, SFOGLIATELLE and the entire range of Italian desserts—not to mention CAPPUCCINO!!
It’s also been a meeting place for us and many friends and colleagues over the years. Entire friendships are based on meeting there–and STAYING there—seemingly for hours. It’s that kind of place. And I guess we’re not alone. CLICK HERE to check out this great piece on De Roberti’s from the BEDFORD + BOWERY blog.
So long, old friend. We’ll definitely get there before Friday. Save us a piece of cheesecake (Italian, of course)!
Alan and Karen