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Livoti's Old World Market, a specialty Italian grocer, is slated to replace Freehold's Top Tomato on Route 537. Established in May 2010 with its first brick-and-mortar storefront in Aberdeen, Livoti's Old World Market has since expanded to include locations in Marlboro in 2014 and Middletown in 2017. The grocer touts fine produce, meat, grocery, d...

If times were normal, Maureen Carreno would be full-swing into her consulting job and running her travel agency. "Normally I work at least two jobs, and have most of my life," she said. Since times are far from normal, with many people refraining from travel during the pandemic, Carreno's business has been closed. "That gives me time to chop veg an...

On the outside, they look like a plain hunk of bread. Or maybe a small, uncut hoagie bun. Or an elongated dinner roll. The exterior provides no clue, no tipoff, that meat awaits inside. Cut or bite into a West Virginia pepperoni roll, though, and the smell and flavor of an Italian kitchen come forth. Broken bread reveals sausage. It’s that mystery...

On a Zoom call, Mike Friedman looks every bit a chef with his short-sleeved whites, black beanie, and a neatly trimmed beard that frames a frequent smile. But nearly a year into the novel coronavirus crisis, the driving force behind the Red Hen sounds more like the creative director at an ad firm when he explains how the Bloomingdale neighborhood f...

For three decades, Larry and Renee Anderson have been building a life and a successful restaurant together. The couple married in May 1990 and in January 1991 opened Bocca Grande Italian Steakhouse at 4490 Erie Ave. NW. The restaurant's 30th birthday was Thursday. "Our entire married life, all we've ever known is this lifestyle," Renee, 58, said ab...

Village Trattoria, a highly favored New Jersey spot for Italian American food and pizza, has been around since 1992. The family run shop is fueled by a simple love of quality food and an immense love of community. During the restaurant’s 28 years of business, the community members of Maplewood, NJ have become loyal customers to the Trattoria. Simil...

Let’s get something straight. Here in New Jersey, no one should ever have to rely on any kind of deli sandwich chain. We are blessed to have a seemingly unlimited number of old world delis with fresh, homemade ingredients. But sometimes, desperate times call for desperate measures. So if you’re ever in dire straits, need a quick sub fix, and have t...

With all of the exotic dining options available in and around Atlantic County, one thing that seems to please just about every fat boy is Italian food from a simple pizzeria. Sure, it might not come with the foodie cred of some spots, but taking that first bite of a great slice is unmatched. So when we were perusing our lunch options and Scott ment...

Prato Bakery is taking its Italian bakery talents and expanding its business yet again — by opening its third location — back in Jersey City. You probably have already been acquainted with this delicious local eatery in Hoboken {201 Washington Street} and Jersey City {371 4th Street}. But now, Prato will be opening another location in Downtown Jers...

Parsippany can boast of having several outstanding Italian restaurants. Notable among them, the extremely popular, Zagat rated Eccola Italian Bistro. Situated in a small strip mall located right off Route 46 west, nestled between a bank and an Indian Market, Eccola has been in business since 1990, making it a staple among the area’s finer restauran...

A destination for authentic pizza, pasta, paninis and other Italian specialties has joined Easton’s rich culinary scene. Mario’s Italian Eatery, selling unique Italian-imported groceries alongside freshly prepared Italian dishes, opened in mid-December at 669 N. 13th St., Suite A-102, in the Simon Silk Mill. The 22-seat business, co-owned by fr...

A new pizzeria has taken over the old La Côte space in Jersey City! Tino’s Artisan Pizza Co. has officially opened at 199 Warren Street in the historic Paulus Hook, following the French-themed eatery’s closure earlier this year. This location is Tino’s fourth location. The other three are situated in North Kingston, Ocean Grove, and Madison, NJ. It...