Where to Eat in NYC to Help Italy Earthquake Relief Efforts

September 1, 2016 1:21 am Last Updated: September 1, 2016 3:10 pm

Here are some of the restaurants in New York City offering dishes with proceeds benefiting relief efforts in the aftermath of the recent earthquake in central Italy.

Da Tommy Osteria

Tomaso “Tommy” Roncari, the owner of Da Tommy Osteria, is donating $10 for every order of Pasta alla Matriciana purchased at $17. Available through the end of September.
14 Bedford St. (between Downing Street & Sixth Avenue)

Tarallucci e Vino

Executive chef Cara Hermanson’s take on Spaghetti all’Amatriciana is offered for $21 and available at four of Tarallucci e Vino’s locations (NoMad, Union Square, the Upper West Side, and the East Village). For each dish, $10 will go to the Italian Red Cross. The special is available indefinitely.

Multiple locations

Il Buco and Il Buco Alimentari

Il Buco and Il Buco Alimentari are donating 100 percent of the proceeds from the Bucatini all’Amatriciana ($22) to earthquake relief efforts. Il Buco’s annual pig roast, Sagra del Maiale, which takes places on Sept. 18, will also raise money for relief efforts.  
Il Buco
47 Bond St. (between Lafayette & Bowery)

Il Buco Alimentari  (between Lafayette & Bowery)
53 Great Jones St.


For every plate of Bucatini all’Amatriciana ($22), $3 will be donated to the Italian Red Cross. Available through the end of September.
Eventi Hotel
849 6th Ave. (between West 29th & West 30th streets)


Co-owners Rosario Procino and Pasquale Cozzolino are serving Amatriciana Pasta for $12, with $4 from each plate going to the Italian Red Cross. Available through the end of September.

“We wanted to align ourselves with the movement that started in Italy and is now popping up around the world. We feel being one of the most represented Italian restaurants in New York, we really wanted to give back to the cause,” Procino said.

48 E. 12th St. (near Broadway)


At all U.S. locations—in Chicago and in New York City—$5 of each Bucatini all’Amatriciana dish sold at Eataly’s La Pizza & La Pasta restaurants will be donated to the Italian Red Cross, through September.

In addition, a fundraising dinner “Help Eataly Help Italy,” hosted by chefs Mario Batali and Daniel Boulud, will take place on Sept. 16, 6 p.m.–10 p.m., at the Osteria della Pace at the downtown Eataly location; 100 percent of the proceeds will go directly to the commune of Amatrice for relief efforts.

The six-course dinner, priced at $1,000 per person, will include dishes such as Ravioli all’Amatriciana with Scallion Butter & Pecorino; Sea Scallop “Rosone”; Grilled Broccolini Chutney; Porchetta with Fennel Salad & Anchovy Emulsion; and Pasticcini (bite-sized pastries). The dishes will be prepared by Batali, Boulud, Osteria della Pace chef Riccardo Orfino, and Eataly pastry chef Katia Delogu.

All U.S. locations

Mario Batali Restaurants

All of Mario Batali’s restaurants are donating $5 to the Italian Red Cross for every Bucatini all’Amatriciana sold through September. In New York City, the restaurants are La Sirena ($24 for the Bucatini La Sirena), Lupa ($18), Babbo ($21), and Del Posto (as part of the tasting menu).

All locations


For the next year, Midtown’s Felidia will donate $5 for each dish of Chitarra all’Amatriciana sold (listed on the menu as “Un’ Amatriciana per Amatrice,” for $30).

243 E. 58th St. (between Second & Third avenues)