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Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar has opened its doors in Little Italy. The Canada-based chain specializes in pizza and offers a menu of more than 80 items, including burgers, sandwiches, wings and pasta. Boston’s 14 specialty pizzas include the Florentine (topped with spinach, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted garlic, mozzarella and Parmesan)...

A new restaurant called Cafe Amore has opened in Fredericksburg’s College Heights neighborhood just off U.S. 1. Owners Tom and Rico Roscigno, a father-son team, opened the eatery in June at 1230 Jefferson Davis Hwy., which was previously Merryman’s Florist. The family hails from Salerno, Italy, and Tom Roscigno described Cafe Amore’s menu, which se...

Upon his research of companies, the New Jersey native noticed rave reviews online for Morano Gelato, a New England-based company started by Morgan Morano. After the company told Dayan it was looking to franchise soon, he trekked to New England for a two-day road trip, where he sampled the product and ultimately fell in love with the brand. “I was b...

il Canale, Georgetown is the only D.C. restaurant ever to receive the top culinary honor from the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce and the National Institute of Tourism. “…we are able to recognize and reward excellent purveyors of Italian food…” the Chamber said in presenting the award to Georgetown’s il Canale and a contingent of leading Italian...

The corner-stall fishmonger in the "South 9th Street Curb Market" – titled as such from a historic plaque on the northeast corner of 9th and Christian streets – is as well-known as any fruit or vegetable vendor, shoe cobbler, dry-goods procurer or rare bookseller has been to the block. And the sale of freshly caught fish, crabs and other denizens o...

Everyone in my family loves the Italian American comfort of a good breaded cutlet. There’s simply great satisfaction in the hot crunch and delicate chew of one done fresh and right — a thin sheet of tender meat cloaked in a seasoned and greaseless crust, blushing with just a thin but deeply zingy red smear of bright marinara. At Cotoletta in Belmon...

Michael Symon, Iron Chef and co-host of ABC’s “The Chew,” opened his first Italian-themed venture, Angeline, to huge fanfare in Atlantic City last month. But look past all the media exclamations of “Mamma mia!” and celebrity chef ballyhoo, and you’ll find that Angeline might just be the honest and unguarded account of everything that has made Symon...

Beyond the red neon sign at the entrance to this innocuous rowhouse on South 12th Street., there’s a little vestibule and a door with no handle. We press the antique buzzer, and a narrow window slides open to reveal doorman Guido Martelli’s friendly face: “Membership card, please.”  The reedy tunes of a live accordion filter past him through the op...

An old-school deli in one of D.C.'s hippest neighborhoods? Fuggedaboudit. For all its restaurants, D.C. has a particular dearth of traditional Italian delis, with their black-and-white flooring, ceiling-hung laminated signs listing the almost-too-many sandwich options, and shiny glass display cases of goodies ready to be scooped into to-go containe...

Unless you’ve traveled out to Italy in your lifetime, it would be tough to find a gelateria as authentic as Morano Gelato in Westfield. This local business is brand new to the Garden State and offers traditional Sicilian-style gelato made from scratch every morning on premises. The gelateria operates seven days a week, bringing guests a variety of...

Salvatore Falcone is serious about his subs. The Queens native and his brother left New York, where their father owned a deli, to open their own Italian sandwich shop and market in Boca, Florida over three decades ago. Now “Sal” is back in the Mid-Atlantic (at least part time) for a similar venture in Shaw: Capo Deli.v Falcone’s DC connection is th...

In a city already packed with classic Italian-American restaurants, old and new, we always wonder that more continue to open. There are surely unplumbed depths to the many regional cuisines of Italy, but what more remains to be said in the language of red sauce? Perhaps it’s the appeal of the tried and true. A menu of pizza, lasagna and fettuccine...