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You can expect certain qualities at Med Lahlou’s Lupo restaurants. Stylish spaces are a given, whether at the 14th Street flagship, Lupo Verde; Lupo Marino at the Wharf; or this Palisades osteria. The last of these, which includes a cafe and market, is in an intimate converted house. Another plus: cocktails designed by local amaro maker Francesco A...

If you live in southern New Jersey you know that we are all very lucky to have countless restaurants which are BYOB—and many of them are incredibly good. We are also lucky to have the lion’s share of the state’s 49 wineries in the vicinity. On Saturday (National Pumpkin Day) my wife, Carol, and I celebrated this fortuitous intersection of food and...

When a customer calls to make a reservation at Nanni Ristorante in Rochelle Park, that reservation is penned down in a thick book that rests on a podium near the entrance. When they arrive, a valet greets them in the parking lot. A sign on the door declares "Proper Attire Required." Once inside, their orders are taken down by hand by suited waiters...

If the wide, colonial-era streets of downtown Haddonfield have ever reminded you of a European piazza, consider your impression validated by a continental native. “Haddonfield is so much European,” said restaurateur Endrit “Andrew” Bodi. When he first came to South Jersey to work in the food industry, the 24-year-old Albanian would take his meals a...

A new Italian spot has made its debut in the neighborhood. The newcomer to Penrose, called Josephine's Italian Kitchen, is located at 2501 Columbia Pike. Open only for dinner, Josephine's Italian Kitchen serves appetizers, salads and brick-oven pizza, along with various entrees like braised lamb shank and bone-in New York strip steak. Diners can st...

If you’re looking for a super-authentic South Philly Italian meal in the city these days—a classic chicken parm or meatballs in red gravy—you better know someone who’s willing to invite you over for dinner, or hope that Mr. Joe’s is open. (The little restaurant run by Vincent Termini, Sr. known for its authentic dishes is also known for being prett...

In search of a new favorite Italian restaurant? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Fair Lawn Borough, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best places to satisfy your cravings. 1. Luca's Gourmet Deli. Topping the list is Luca's Gourmet Deli. Located at 6-03 Saddle River Road,...

A new Italian spot, offering pizza and salads, has made its debut in the neighborhood. Called Pat's Pizza & Pasta, the new addition is located at 1410 South St. in Graduate Hospital. Expect to see a diverse selection of traditional Italian and American eats, including pizza, burgers, pasta and sandwiches. Look for the new lobster ravioli stuffed wi...

Osteria Costa, a casino-based Italian restaurant specializing in dishes from the Amalfi Coast, lands at MGM National Harbor this Wednesday, October 24. The newcomer in the glass-encased atrium level fills a gap left behind by the January closure of celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson’s attempted D.C. venture. Osteria Costa, the opulent facility’s firs...

From a press release: “Nicholas Stefanelli Opens Officina, an Italian Culinary Mecca at The Wharf, D.C.’s Newest Neighborhood Featuring a curated marketplace, trattoria, year-round rooftop, and D.C.’s only Amaro Library Nicholas Stefanelli, chef and owner of D.C.’s Michelin-starred Masseria, opens Officina at The Wharf, joining a group of D.C.’s mo...

“I don’t have levels of food,” says Joe Scarpinato, “No matter what, it’s all the same quality.” Scarpinato was referring to the food that is served in both the restaurant and catering sides of his newly relocated Scarpinato’s Cucina & Catering, as well as the food for take-out orders and off-premise catering. The restaurant owner recently moved hi...

When I found out National Pasta Day was a real thing, I started thinking about all the delicious carb-filled meals I've had in Philly. There's no shortage of Italian restaurants in this city serving phenomenal pasta. The first time I went to A Mano in Fairmount, I was left in awe of the restaurant's cavatelli dish, made with escargot, mushrooms, bo...