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Places to Load Up on Carbs for the NYC Marathon
November 2, 2022, 10:50.04 pm ET


Photo: La Devozione/Giada Paoloni

A Tavola

A Tavola at La Devozione is La Devozione’s other eatery and a more casual dining experience that offers grab-and-go pasta or dining in at this fashionable restaurant and retail shop that is adorned by decorative tins designed by Dolce & Gabbana that can be filled as a gift tin with a variety of over 120 pasta shapes in packages that are also designed by Dolce & Gabbana. Standout pasta dishes from A Tavola include but are not limited to: Lollipop di Macaroni: The fried round Mac & Cheese lollipop is served with a mornay sauce made with cheese, truffle, and hazelnuts. Mornay sauce on the bottom of the dish allows you to add sauce at your preference with every bite, and it’s perfect for kids and adult pasta lovers! Linguine Alla Colatura Di Alici Di Cetara: linguine in an anchovy sauce named Colatura di Alici di Cetara, after a famous fisherman’s town on the Amalfi coast.

Parma Nuova

Parma Nuova is a new casual fine dining Italian restaurant from Owner Manager Giorgio Manzio, who has partnered with La Masseria Group. Together, they have taken over the space of Parma, an Upper East Side stalwart that opened in 1977. Their pastas feature unique selections like Cappellacci all’ Emiliana; a large veal-stuffed pasta served in a mixed wild mushroom sauce and Cacio e Pepe Alla Parma, a refreshing take on Cacio e Pepe that uses Parmigiano Reggiano in the place of pecorino, among others. Most of the pastas are made in-house fresh daily. Gluten-free pasta is available on request.

Masserie dei Vini

Masseria dei Vini, the second Manhattan restaurant from La Masseria Group, is named for the Pugliese word for fortified farmhouses that also serve as hotels or restaurants that use only farm-fresh ingredients to create classic Italian dishes. The restaurant features a large selection of house-made pasta, including Orecchiette alla Barese, ‘little ears’-shaped pasta with broccoli rabe and crumbled Italian sausage in a spicy broccoli and garlic sauce; and Spaghetti al Nero con Vongole Veraci, house-made squid ink spaghetti with fresh baby clams and garlic in a white wine sauce and other traditional dishes from Puglia.

Photo: Fornino


Fornino (849 Manhattan Ave) in Greenpoint is calling all NYC marathon runners to get fueled up before or re-fueled after they cross the finish line! Fornino is offering all runners who show their bib a half-off pizza deal. Grab one of your favorite pies for 50% off as a carby congratulations after conquering those miles to celebrate on Sunday or to pre-game on Saturday.

Porter House

For Marathon Sunday (Sunday, November 6), Porter House will be serving an extended lunch service from 12pm-5pm for runners and supporters alike. Conveniently located near the finish line at The Shops at Columbus Circle, Porter House is the perfect post-marathon spot to enjoy an Aged Prime Beef Burger, Cobb Salad, Spaghetti Alla Chitarra, or a Porterhouse, among other menu highlights.

Hole in the Wall

Hole in the Wall (292 Bedford Ave) in Williamsburg is calling all runners and spectators! They’re throwing a race-day party from open at 9am, to closing at 11pm complete with all-day drink specials and live music from DJ Dimple kicking off at 11:30am on Sunday, November 6th. Those who pop in to the location, which is right on the route, and present their running bib can enjoy drink specials like a free round of Mimosas.

Photo: Ainslie


To help prep Marathon runners ahead of completing the ‘im-pasta-ble’ both of the Ainslie locations (76 Ainslie in Williamsburg and 199 Bowery on the Lower East Side) are offering up steamy, cheesy and delectable plates of al-dente pasta! Runners who show their numbered bib will have a choice to chow down on Spaghetti pomodoro, Penne alla vodka or Cacio e pepe for 50% off! This promotion will be valid on both Friday and Saturday, so get your tummies ready!

Isla & Co.

Isla & Co. the Aussie-inspired brasserie with locations in Hotel Hendricks at 25 W. 38th Street and 107 N 12th St in Brooklyn will welcome all New York City Marathon participants to get boozy after the action! Runners who visit either Isla & Co. location and show staff their running bib will be given a complimentary mimosa to toast a job well done!

Clinton Hall

Clinton Hall, the spot for delectable burgers, cornhole, craft beers and more is celebrating the NYC Marathon at all of their NYC locations by giving away free booze! When runners present their bib or medal at any of the Clinton Hall locations on Sunday, November 6th, they can redeem a complimentary beer!


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