THE BRONX /The Bronx is slowly but surely becoming a hotspot for real estate developers and investors who are realizing the borough's untapped potential. Here are five reasons the Bronx is no longer burning...but is, in a different sense, on fire. Bottura announced on Instagram that he’ll be opening a Refettorio Ambrosiano in the Bronx in 2017 with the help of Robert De Niro. “Planning the new Refettorio in the Bronx!!! 2017 with Bob,” he posted on Instagram, with a photo of the two restaurateurs looking over plans.