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Finding Sanchioli Brothers Bakery is a lot like gaining entry into an underground club: you have to know where to look, because it’s hiding in plain sight. Though it’s tucked into a nondescript garage on Juniper Street in Bloomfield, the regulars know where to go to get the freshest bread in town. Of course, Sanchioli’s golden brown loaves of Itali...

Squisito Pizza & Pasta in Oakton, Virginia is now open for business in Fairfax County. This location marks the first Squisito owned by franchisees Kevin and Jake Trump who are local to the area. The Trump’s dined with Squisito in fall 2017 and fell in love with the brand. One year later they opened their very own Squisito and are looking forward to...

JoAnna Filomena Chiacchieri can reel off the reasons her basement Italian restaurant in Georgetown has lasted — thrived, even — for 36 years in a famously fickle industry. One of them is the way her dining room makes customers feel. “When people are seated,” says the restaurateur, 82, “we give them something to look at.” Talk about an understatemen...

It all started with a “little beer joint.” Today, 80 years later, Angelo’s continues to dish up Giacomina Passalacqua’s spaghetti and meatballs, using the same recipe that helped put the little Italian restaurant on the map and kept generations of families coming back for seconds. “I am in awe thinking about the number of people who worked here...

There had to be a New Jersey-style deli at the corner of Caruso Road and State Road 70. Who knew? Business partners Brenda Edens and Kirk Henry knew a year ago, when they found a vacant building at 5913 53rd Ave. E. and began planning Petrosino’s Italian Deli & Market. The new deli, named after Henry’s great-grandfather in Florence, Italy, recently...

My plan, in driving to the grand opening Friday of the region’s newest and biggest Whole Foods, was to give you a Wild-World-of-Animals-type dispatch from the suburb whose name wrongly suggests it has a town center of any kind: Newtown Square, Delaware County. Would the people of this affluent quadrant in Philadelphia’s western suburbs be found tra...

This popular neighborhood restaurant in West Orange, which we had never dined at before, is less than a mile from our house and worth a visit for traditional Italian cuisine. The service at La Primavera was so efficient and caring, and the food delicious, that we plan on visiting more often. Regulars were addressed by name and welcomed with a hands...

Five days. That’s all the time executive chef Fabio Capparelli had after The Main in Downtown Norfolk received its health permit to open the doors at Saltine, Varia and Grain. Whew. Capparelli lived at the hotel for a month while his team worked around the clock. “I’ve worked in hospitality for many years and opened many restaurants, but I’d never...

From a press release: “North Italia, the modern Italian concept from renowned restaurateur Sam Fox, will officially open in Foggy Bottom on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The new Washington, D.C. location – nearly 6,600 sq. ft in size – is located within 2112 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, a sculptural, mixed-use office and retail building situated on the...

The restaurant formerly known as Bella’s is under new ownership, and will reopen this month as Mangione’s on Main, according to owner Bert Crinks. Crinks and his wife Elaina, who will run the restaurant, are recent transplants from Northern Virginia who’ve been searching for the perfect site in which to open a restaurant. Having spent time in Char...

Battello, the nautically themed waterfront restaurant in downtown Jersey City abruptly closed last year after it was determined the pier on which it sits was structurally unsound and in need of immediate repairs. With those repairs done and the pier stabilized, the restaurant officially re-opened, welcoming guests last night with dinner service sta...

The local owners of a new Italian restaurant going into the old Paterno’s location at Appalachian Power Park announced Wednesday that their new restaurant will offer three different dining concepts with lots of fresh pastas, sandwiches, soup, pastries and bread, along with a few beloved dishes from the restaurant it is replacing. During a walkthrou...