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Where to find Naples in New York

Rafele Ristorante – New York

Find Naples in New York, You can find the entire world in New York city. You just have to look carefully and know what you’re looking for.

I find a beautiful piece of Naples in the West Village, at Rafele Restaurant.

Over the last few years I developed a lovely, honest, and respectul friendship with chef Raffaele Ronca, but I can assure you that I would dine at Rafele Ristorante regardless my friendship with Raffaele.

You may ask what makes this place so special. To start, the food is always fresh, always tasty, and always always authentic. But to me, dining out is more that just experiencing good food, I’m also looking for the right atmosphere, warm hospitality, and beauty all around me. Rafele Ristorante has all those ingredients.

Raffaele Ronca was born in Naples and he moved to New York over 20 years ago. Before he become a successful chef and restaurateur, chef Ronca wanted to be an actor and that may be the reason he’s so good on camera.

Every day Raffaele shares with all of us his sunny personality, his warm heart and many traditional dishes.

When you are ready to order your dessert, you must to try his torta all ricotta. You will go home ready to comeback for an other delicious experience at RAFELE.

Ornella Fado

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Ornella Fado is an Italian TV personality living in New York City​. She is the founder of OK Productions LLC, a media productions company based in NY. She is also the creator of all the aspects of the Brindiamo! brand, including the Television show that has been broadcast on NYC TV since 2005.

  • Giuseppe

    I am looking forward to dine at this restaurant. It looks great!

    May 8, 2017 at 2:49 pm
  • Raymond Daniele

    I have been there several times now , everything said above is true , the food , service, atmosphere and of course the award winning torta alla ricotta is just the best, you have to make room for that! , they make you feel at home there !

    May 8, 2017 at 7:28 pm
  • Diane DeNise

    There is no doubt that Chef Rafele Ronca truly has his heart, soul and love into every dish he prepares! You can see it in his expression and taste it in his food! Bravo to Rafele for providing an authentic Naples experience, right here in NYC!
    Do not miss out on hisTorta al ricotta!

    May 11, 2017 at 2:10 pm