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Villa Italian Kitchen, one of America’s favorite quick-service pizza brands, is proud to today announce a new way to reward all volunteers who donate the life-saving gift of blood. On Friday, June 14, in honor of the 15th annual World Blood Donor Day, all guests who visit their local Villa Italian Kitchen and provide proof of donation in the form o...

Cousin Vinny's Restaurant, a family-style spot with a bar, opened in Wood-Ridge at the beginning of May. Larry Cerrone, who for nearly 13 years has opened and maintained restaurants in New York City including Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village and Hummus Kitchen on the East Side, teamed with his friend Peter Flower, a publisher, to open the 140-seat re...

The Hamilton Hotel is ready to unveil the final pieces of its multi-million dollar renovationdowntown at the corner of 14th and K Streets NW. An Italian restaurant specializing in Neapolitan pizza and a glamorous, postage stamp-sized bar serving cocktails and caviar are both scheduled to open tomorrow. Following a full lobby transformation and gues...

A new fast, casual and healthy Italian restaurant has a few things missing from its menu: pizza, pasta, and bread. Prima opened last Wednesday on Bethesda Row, serving free bowls to the public to sample and crowding the restaurant. It took over the corner Taylor Gourmet held. The Italian restaurant is a part of the restaurant group of Boston-based...

Via Sophia is the latest hotel restaurant looking to convince locals it’s more than a hotel restaurant (see: American Son, everything at The Line).  The “upscale modern osteria,” located in Franklin Square’s Hamilton Hotel, officially opens June 12 with Neapolitan pizza, pastas, and other southern Italian specialties  from former Fiola Mare chef de...

Hungry? A new neighborhood Italian spot has you covered. The fresh arrival to Dupont Circle, called Rosemarino D'Italia Dupont, is located at 1714 Connecticut Ave. NW. It has another location in Virginia. This eatery serves up Italian favorites and features homemade pastas. On the menu, look for bruschetta, mixed seafood risotto and veal osso bucco...

The restaurants residing in Little Italy – all mostly family-owned and delicious – take up space in just a few blocks' radius in Baltimore City. None, however, are so sweet as Vaccaro’s – Little Italy’s only bakery. Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop was opened by Gioacchino Vaccaro in 1956 as a way to share the recipes he had brought with him from Pale...

Michael and Mena Mandara are bringing their New York-style pizza, slow-cooked sauces, old family recipes, classic Italian favorites, specialty cocktails and wines to their newest family-friendly restaurant, Mandara Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria, now located at 40 Clinton Road in West Caldwell. Mena said she and her husband came upon the West Caldwell...

Whenever I see an obvious click-bait headline like "Best Italian Restaurant in Each State," I can't resist to see what they chose for New Jersey. We have no idea if the writer went to each state or did a Facebook poll, or went on Yelp and poked around. Was there a panel of distinguished judges from around the state or from every region of Italy? Pr...

Orto, meaning “vegetable garden” in Italian, opened in February in a cozy, plant-filled Station North spot formerly home to Colette and Bottega. The menu, hung in the window, is notable for what it’s missing: Familiar items like eggplant parm, spaghetti and pizza — all but required eating in most of Baltimore’s Italian restaurants — are nowhere to...

Is anyone familiar with word similarity games? Let’s try one now. Capicola. Gabagool. They look exactly the same, right? Take a moment to say them out loud. They sound the same too, right? If you’re scratching your head in slight (or much) confusion, you aren’t alone. Thanks to Dan Nosowitz, the world has a little more of an understanding of this p...

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Newark, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings. 1. Mercato Tomato Pie. Topping the list is Mercato Tomato Pie. Located at 212 Market St., the Italian spot, which offers pizza and more, i...