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Allerton I-Hop goes Italian

What does I-Hop stand for – The Italian House of Pasta?

For the month of October, in celebration of Columbus Day and Italian Heritage, I-Hop at 817 Allerton Avenue will be serving up Italian variations of some of the restaurant’s favorite dishes.

Dishes, like “grandma’s spaghetti omelet,” and a “lasagna omelet,” recall owner Dominick Broccoli’s time running the famous Gino’s Café and Restaurant at that same location. The special dishes will be served for the whole month.

“We are using the ingredients that I-Hop gives us and putting them together with some of my favorite dishes,” Broccoli said. “I thought this would be a great idea to commemorate the Italian heritage of the restaurant at the Allerton Avenue location, which used to be Gino’s Café.

Broccoli’s Italian I-Hop menu will offer a kid’s macaroni and cheese omelet, and he has brought back his orginal chef from Gino’s to work on some of the creations.

Broccoli added: “No one else in the country is doing this. It is our way to honor Italian heritage and Columbus Day.”

To reach the restaurant, please call (718) 515-0161.

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