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Jon Bon Jovi may be best known for hits like It's My Life and Livin' on a Prayer, but he does more than kill it on a stage. Through his foundation JBJ Soul Kitchen, he is currently all set to open his third community restaurant, where those in need of a hot meal can access healthy and nutritious food without being worried about judgment. The restau...

Branzino Italian Ristorante in Rittenhouse is hosting a Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner on Christmas Eve, beginning at 5 p.m. The Italian-American tradition gathers friends and family together for a seafood feast.  At Branzino, guests will dine on sea bass crudo with blood orange and watermelon radish; shrimp with burrata and tomato broth; char-gr...

For any pizza lovers undecided on the best slice in Jersey City, Carmine’s Pizza Factory is making its case. The downtown staple recently won two competitions - including one in the very heartland of the slice. Carmine’s placed first in the North America Caputo Cup — a premier pizza-making competition that was held in Atlantic City at the end of Se...

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a Christmas Eve tradition with roots in Italy that marks the holiday with a bounty of seafood. While the feast typically takes place on December 24, restaurants around DC are offering special menus before and after the holiday. All-Purpose Pizzeria  79 Potomac Ave., SE. Head to the Navy Yard location for a six-cours...

Philly's legendary Di Bruno Bros. began in the Italian Market back in 1939, and next month the company will open its newest venture, a beer-and-wine bottle shop, just a few storefronts down. The shop, to be opened at 930 S. 9th St., will be called Ninth Street Bottle Shop and will initially open as a "pop-up", according to Eater. The plan, accordin...

Kick off the holiday season and celebrate in style with family and friends at Altomontes’ Italian Market, 856 N. Easton Road, Doylestown PA on Saturday, December 7th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. An all-inclusive epicurean evening where you can eat, drink and be merry! The special event will feature tantalizing food stations, live music, glamorous cars, Fe...

Now open on University Avenue, the second iteration of Novanta has more than twice the pizza-making capabilities than the pizzeria’s original space on Old Sauk Road. A second Italian-made Marra Forni oven and a much larger prep station are the primary differences between this new location and the already popular original.   The restaurant offers...

The Italian deli is the greatest sensory show on this food earth, a wonderland of sights, sounds and especially smells. The pungent bite of sharp provolone, like moldy gym socks left out in the rain. Hunky slabs of imported prosciutto, mortadella and sopressata begging to be sliced. Loaves of crusty bread stacked neatly, invitingly, on a shelf. The...

Have you tried the Eggplant Parmesan at Aldo’s Italian Kitchen? It’s outta this world! And the Chicken Piccata? Forget about it. Close your eyes and take a bite and you’ll think you’re sitting in a deli in Parma, Italy. Actually, it was in a similar place that Aldo’s owner, Emanuele Cognetti, was raised, and his entire life has been focused around...

Philly has a lot of pizzerias. It’s not something the city is known for — tomato pie is a whole different beast — but anyone who lives here can speak to the idea. “I literally have a pizza shop on my block, and there’s many others.” said Carolyn Wyman, a nationally-recognized food historian with seven books to her name. “I live in South Philly and...

If you arrive at the modernized row home on Rosewood Street in South Philly on a Wednesday night, you’ll notice a bright citrusy perfume in the air before you get to the front door. Inside, the family is gathered around the kitchen table, using hand-held peelers to shave the yellow zest from a crate of lemons. The natural zest is the crucial ingred...

In Nick and Kayla Amoroso’s La Padella, Media has yet another casual, welcoming neighborhood restaurant and bar. In the kitchen, this husband-and-wife duo excels at Italian-American classics modernized and retooled for today’s sensibilities. Nowhere are the twists more evident than in chef Jim Stigale’s escarole soup, its one giant meatball (rather...