East Harlem used to be the largest Italian enclave in the city before becoming El Barrio over 50 years ago and now 116th Street is seeing a change once more. This main crossroad on uptown's east side has become Little Mexico in the past decade but now the thoroughfare known for Central American shops is making way for a couple of Italian eateries. The charming D'amore Wine Bar opened up earlier in the year by Park Avenue and now the old El Paso storefront close to 2nd Avenue has been replaced by Nocciola which specializes in homemade pasta. We have heard great things about D'amore but have not been able to stop by yet and Nocciola looks promising but has a more minimalist interior. Has anyone tried either out yet?