Sergio Pennacchio, Owner and Executive Chef of Piccola Trattoria in Dobbs Ferry, NY, recently received the prestigious “Ospitalita’ Italiana” certification from the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce (IACC), in a program set forth by the Italian Government to promote authentic Italian restaurants around the world. 

Pennacchio was presented with a plaque of authenticity by Francesco Genuardi, the Consul General of Italy-New York, and Federico Tozzi, Executive Director of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, during the prestigious award ceremony that was held on May 30, 2019 at the Italian Consulate in New York. The ItalyAmerica Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is an independent, private, not-for-profit US Corporation devoted to fostering trade, tourism, investments and economic cooperation between Italy and the United States. Piccola Trattoria now joins a small select group of restaurants that have earned this distinction since the program was started nine years ago.

“It is a true honor for Piccola Trattoria to be chosen to join this distinguished group of authentic Italian restaurants,” said Sergio Pennacchio, Owner and Executive Chef of Piccola Trattoria in Dobbs Ferry, NY. “We are very proud to be recognized by the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce and look forward to continuing to share our passion for Italian cuisine with Piccola Trattoria’s customers, both old and new.”

The Ospitalità Italiana seal is a certification, awarded by Italy’s National Institute of Tourism that officially recognizes Italian restaurants around the world for their commitment to authenticity in Italian cuisine. Through their use of Denominazione d’Origine Protetta (DOP) and Indicazione Geografica Protetta (IGP) products from Italy, as well as through their commitment to providing diners with an authentic experience, these restaurants function as ambassadors, preserving the integrity and authenticity of Italy’s culinary heritage.


Located at 41 Cedar Street in Dobbs Ferry, NY, Piccola Trattoria is an authentic Italian restaurant, with the charm and comfort of a real Italian Trattoria. Run by owner and Executive Chef, Sergio Pennacchio, Piccola Trattoria is open for dinner Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5pm to 10pm, and Sundays from 3pm to 10pm. The restaurant also provides full catering services, both on and off premise. For more information, visit or call 914-674-8427.

Dobbs Ferry's Piccola Trattoria Awarded Prestigious “Ospitalita Italiana” Certification