By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite having opened just three weeks ago, New York-themed Deli Bizzara is already a firm favorite amongst the local residents of Leblon, a neighborhood in Rio's Zona Sul (South Zone). Specializing in authentic, home-cooked, Italian-style cuisine, fused with a hint of Carioca, the restaurant aims to blend traditional Italian-American ingredients with the distinctive tropical flavors of Brazil.
Deli Bizzara is jointly owned by best friends, Carioca Pedro Widmar and Irishman Gerry Grant.
Widmar, who already has a long history within the restaurant business from his fifteen . . .