Arthur Avenue Brings Back “Piazza di Belmont” to Bronx Little Italy for Weekend Evening Al Fresco Dining


As warmer weather approaches, “Piazza di Belmont” returns to Arthur Avenue, the piazza-style al fresco dining plan which originally launched during the summer of 2020. Starting Friday night, April 30, 2021 throughout the spring to the fall, Piazza di Belmont will welcome visitors back to their outdoor dining weekend plan on Arthur Avenue which will be closed to vehicular traffic from East 188th Street to Crescent Avenue from 6 pm to 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 1 pm to 9 pm on Sundays. The street is open to traffic and parking for shoppers during the day. Restaurants in the Bronx Little Italy will also continue to provide daily outdoor dining as part of New York City’s Open Restaurant initiative.

 The BID originally partnered with Sam Schwartz, former NYC Traffic Commissioner, to design Piazza di Belmont, incorporating health and safety protocols, six feet spacing between tables, signage for pedestrians, temporary street closures during the weekend evenings and more. Approved by the Department of Transportation, “Piazza di Belmont” creates a glorious, European-style outdoor dining experience.

Bronx Little Italy’s neighborhood outdoor dining plan features many restaurants, eateries, and local businesses, including but not limited to Zero Otto Nove, Mario’s Restaurant, Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue, Estrellita Poblana III, Ann & Tony’sPasquale’s Rigoletto Restaurant, among others. Reservations at individual restaurants are highly recommended. 

 For more information about Little Italy in the Bronx, visit or follow the BID on Instagram at @BronxLittleItaly, Twitter at @BXLittleItaly, Facebook at @BronxLittleItaly or @BronxLittleItaly.



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