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Bakery Square is getting a little taste of big Burrito. The restaurant group plans to open AVP, an extension of its Alta Via brand, this fall in the East Liberty development. The company also runs Mad Mex, Casbah, Kaya, Eleven, Soba and Umi. Inspired by the cuisine and lifestyle of California’s wine country, the new spot will serve more casual Ital...

From the classic kitchen décor to the family portraits that adorn the walls, a visit to Sparo’s Deli in Upper Montclair is designed to transport customers to grandma’s kitchen table. In this case, the grandma is Andrea Chinnici — or as her grandchildren call her — “Mama Ree.” Honing her cooking skills by watching her own grandmother, Mama Josephine...

Sotto Sopra the Northern Italian Restaurant (www.sottosopra.us) located on historic Charles Street in downtown-Baltimore received the Mayor’s Certificate for Recognition for its 25th Anniversary. Riccardo Bosio opened the chic & stylish Milan-style restaurant on April 9, 1996. It has remained one of the most distinguished dining institutions in the...

Three years ago, when chef Matt Moschella and his partners were looking for a spot for their new restaurant Corto, they had a simple vision in mind — to make “simple, straightforward food.” The team eventually settled on a former bodega in Jersey City’s Heights neighborhood and transformed the bedraggled interior into a fun, lively dining space tha...

Some say a great meal starts with the eyes, which would be one explanation for the perpetual line in front of the display case at Di Pasquale’s in Highlandtown. A rainbow of colors bursts through the glass. Red grape tomatoes mixed with white balls of mozzarella and green basil leaves mirror the colors of the Italian flag. Bright purple octopus ten...

On this day 25-years ago (4-9-1996) Sotto Sopra Restaurant opened their doors to Charm City ushering in Northern Italian flare with a sprinkle of Mediterranean accent. Riccardo & Monika Bosio have enjoyed presenting fresh homemade pasta & exquisite fish to locals & traveling tourists. There has also been a sighting of an entertainment celebrity or...

Growing up in the Marche region of Italy in the 1970s, young Fabio Trabocchi would follow his father into the garden on Saturday mornings with his sister, filling their baskets with whatever was ready to harvest—sun-warmed eggplant and vibrant tomatoes, fresh herbs and leafy greens. Then their small working-class family would spend hours cooking to...

When it comes to the perfect Spring and Summer treat, we New Jerseyans take our Italian ices very seriously. As time has gone on and New Jersey has evolved, the one thing that hasn’t changed is people’s love for Italian ice. Although there will always be controversy surrounding the name, some calling it “Italian ices,” some swearing that it’s just...

Guests from the Rahway, New Jersey area return again and again to Luciano's Ristorante for distinctive Italian cuisine. The restaurant is conveniently located in the heart of the city's business and arts district with plenty of parking available. Whether it's for cocktails and small plates or a full satisfying meal, this is a destination that is su...

Hoboken received the news that Artichoke Pizza was expanding to the Mile Square back in 2017, and a Jersey City location was to follow. Hoboken’s Artichoke Pizza opened in 2019, and Artichoke Basille’s was excited to recently announce that it will be opening a new storefront by early June at 246 Bay Street in Jersey City. Read on to learn what we k...

Bianco Nero, an artisanal gelateria, is coming soon to Englewood. According to their social media, Norwood’s Baci Gelato is behind the “boutique gelato store” that will bring “real Italian gelato in Bergen County”. There is another location of the shop currently in Tel Aviv. Baci wholesales Italian Gelato in New Jersey and New York, plus they began...

A recent House Resolution would make the pepperoni roll the official state food of West Virginia. The pepperoni roll was first created in Fairmont, around 1927 by Italian immigrant baker, Giuseppe “Joseph” Argiro. In 1987 when the United States Department of Agriculture proposed restrictions that threatened to put the family-owned bakeries of peppe...