WHO’S WHO I 20 N BUSINESS, AUTUMN 2019 BTR
“WELL WORTH THE TRIP!”
632 EAST 187TH STREET, BRONX, NEW YORK 10458
(718) 367-3799 WWW.BORGATTIS.COM
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store on E 187th
Borgatti’s Ravioli & Egg Noodles is a third generation, family run specialty pasta shop
on E. 187th ST. in the Bronx, NY. Mario Borgatti and his son Chris Borgatti run the business
in the same location that Mario’s parents, Lindo and Maria opened the shop over
80 years ago.
When Borgatti’s opened in 1935, Mario was just graduating from High School and he
went to work in the store. Other than the three and a half years he served during World
War II, he has been serving up pasta ever since.
Mario married his late wife, Erma Contento, in 1943 and they had fi ve children together.
He has seven grandchildren, all of whom have worked in the store and three greatgrandchildren.
For the family, working in Borgatti’s even for a short while, has become a
rite of passage. This past summer marked the 5th generation to get behind the counter
when Mario’s great-grandson helped out when visiting during vacation. Borgatti’s is
the quintessential family business, which customers can see from the portraits of loved
ones that adorn the walls.
Borgatti’s, like the many other specialty shops in the neighborhood, produces a handmade
product to an ever growing customer base. When you visit Borgatti’s you are
likely to fi nd Chris and Mario in a continuous state of pasta making in order to keep up
with modern demands. Though production has dramatically increased over the last
decade, the quality remains outstanding, as recognized by Zagat’s Marketplace Survey
which recently awarded Borgatti’s a 29 of 30 for quality.
Borgatti’s has been featured on Food Network shows, including Sara’s Secrets and The
Secret Life of…Pasta. You can also see Borgatti’s and the rest of the neighborhood on
the Public Broadcasting special. A Walk Through the Bronx, hosted by David Hartman
and Barry Lewis. Borgatti’s has also been featured on Buzzfeed’s Tasty, Grow with
Google, Business Insider, Forbes, Better Homes & Gardens, Westchester Magazine.,
Epicurious and many other publications.