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You’ll be able to find coffee, pastries and more at Italian coffee shop Illy Caffe when it opens in part of the former Binn's building on West Duke of Gloucester Street this fall. Illy, an Italian coffee roasting company, has more than 160 of its coffee bars in 34 countries, according to its website, but the Merchants Square location will be its fi...

Former RPM Italian chef Gabe Thompson and his wife, pastry chef Katherine Thompson, are no strangers to opening Italian restaurants. The pair debuted popular  Manhattan eatery Dell’Anima and were partners in sister concepts L’Artusi, Anfora, and L’Apicio before they moved to Northern Virginia (Katherine’s home) with their kids in 2015. Now, the duo...

Dover Downs officials announced Wednesday that the existing Frankie’s Italian Restaurant will soon become Jerry Longo’s Meatballs & Martinis. Longo’s brand originated in the Historic Federal Hill area in Providence, Rhode Island, where owner Jerry Longo, along with his culinary team, created a menu of “Italian Soul Food”. Longo restaurants are know...

Throughout its 100-year history, Glen Rock, New Jersey-based Opici Group has been involved in every facet of the wine business. Today the company is an importer, a producer, and a distributor. Its supplier arm, Opici Wines, has a portfolio of 35 wine brands and eight spirits labels, which total roughly 700,000 cases and $40 million in annual revenu...

Joey Montello — aka Joey M — will tell you: “I’ve been in the restaurant business 45 years, and I’ve been in the entertainment business for 45 years.” In other words, when it comes to Joey M running a restaurant — the legendary La Piazza Cucina Italiana — entertainment and dining go hand in hand. One doesn’t exist without the other. “And it’s been...

If you want brick-oven pizza, homemade gelato and quality prosciutto, look no further than... Long Neck?  Yes, really. On Route 24, at the new shopping center behind Wawa, you will find Italy and New York bursting from a lofty deli called Two Meatballs. It is, most likely, unlike any deli you have ever come across. Because when you enter Two Meatba...

If the name Romeo DiBona sounds familiar, it should. The talented chef helmed Old Homestead Steak House at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa since Day 1 in 2013, helping it become THE most successful fine dining restaurant in Atlantic City. That gig came after years of him showing off his talents for Caesars Atlantic City, particularly at Nero’s Italian S...

Ice cream shops are fairly easy to find around New Jersey. However, it can be tough to find an authentic gelato spot. But thanks to Gio’s Gelato & Espresso Bar in Franklin Lakes, North Jersey has a new homemade gelato spot. For those who might not know, gelato is an Italian dessert staple. Though it may seem the same, it’s actually quite different...

Italian restaurant Piccoli Piatti Pizzeria will come to the Wildwood Shopping Center in Bethesda in 2020, taking over the former Oakville Grille space, Federal Realty Investment Trust announced Monday. The restaurant is a concept from Francis Namin, a restaurateur who owns Fish Taco, which has a location at Wildwood. Namin and his family are no str...

It all started with a wrong turn. Unlike Springsteen, who just kept going, the Ferranti family decided to settle down. "We were trying to go to Little Italy in Baltimore," Sal Ferranti said, to "associate with people who might give us a lead seeking the American dream."  That wrong turn might have diverted the family's course from Baltimore, but it...

Just like there are some delicious Italian restaurants in Pittsburgh, there are also some amazing places to stock up on your favorite Italian groceries as well! Lots of people in Pittsburgh can claim to come from Italian descent, and this type of food is very popular across the city. Many people want to recreate some of the fantastic meals they get...

Di Bruno Bros. is a pioneering specialty food retailer and importer that began with a modest shop in the now-iconic South Philadelphia Italian Market in 1939. Today, it employs more than 350 team members and has evolved into a community-driven enterprise with three business units, five retail locations, catering, import and e-commerce divisions. To...