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Barbetta, having celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2006, is the oldest restaurant in New York that is still owned by the family that founded it.
This three-fold distinction makes this historic restaurant a landmark among New York restaurants.
Its landmark status has been recognized by the prestigious and highly selective Locali Storici d'Italia, which has designated Barbetta a Locale Storico (Historic Establishment,) the only restaurant in America to have been so named.
Founded in 1906 by Sebastiano Maioglio, Barbetta is now owned by his daughter, Laura Maioglio.
As a landmark, its hosted many people over the years - from Nobel Prize winner Dr. Gunter Blobel, to Bill & Hillary Clinton, to Governor Andrew Cuomo.
You'll see why when you catch a glimpse of its garden seating - it's some of the most sought after seating in New York's summertime.
The restaurant has been used to film Sex and the City, Mad Men, and The Departed.
Cover photo credit ilmioviaggioanewyork via Instagram.