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Growing up in an Italian neighborhood in Union City, we had five Italian delicatessens or stores around our house. They would compete with each other for the neighborhood. When we moved to Marlboro in the 1970s, I really missed all those great Italian delicacies. Now Marlboro has Tuscany Italian Market and so does Manalapan and Freehold. Tuscany ha...

Minard’s Spaghetti Inn, the oldest Italian restaurant in Northern West Virginia, is celebrating 85 years in business this month. “(It’s) pretty amazing. We’ve gone through three generations of ownership. What makes it unique is it’s my grandmother’s house. It’s really hard to explain because as kids we would play there. You’d go to your grandmother...

Now that we've been on the trail for the past few weeks spreading the news about our new group and the Parental Bill of Rights, we're hitting more restaurants around the state. Since we have no choice as we're getting home after 8 or 9 p.m. on most days lately, in order to get a meal in before a reasonable bedtime at 10:30/11 p.m., we're stopping b...

 If you moved to New Jersey from Staten Island or Brooklyn, you might have found yourself crossing the Arthur Kill or Hudson to get your favorite ravioli and Italian specialties. Now, you can get them in Eatontown as Pastosa, known for its own brand of ravioli opened its newest Jersey location last week. According to the company, “Pastosa Ravioli i...

On a chilly Thursday night, more than a dozen customers squeeze into Amici’s wood-paneled vestibule, waiting to be seated. Arriving on time for our reservation, we are surprised when we are swept past the crowd, some of whom give us the evil eye, and are led to a table on the enclosed patio, an overflow space usable most of the year with the help o...

The signs and smells of Italy greet you as soon as you walk in the door at Sandro’s Pizzeria in Christiansburg. It’s a family tradition that started overseas. “These are family recipes handed down that my father started in 1978 that he got when he was emigrated from Italy to New York.” Alessandro Pugliese’s father opened Sal’s in Radford in 1978, a...

What’s your happy place? If you’re like us, it’s somewhere between the antipasto and dessert. Yes, there are few feelings as downright blissful as knowing a pizza is in the oven or Grandma’s Sunday gravy is stewing away on the stove. But not all of us have an Italian nonna. For the unlucky among us, restaurants play an important role in the voyage...

Sunday, May 15, 2022, 1:00PM, Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center (in-person) 595 3rd Street, N.W., Washington DC 20001: Panel discussion with Luigi Diotaiuti, Al Tiramisu; Stefano Ferrari, Cibo Divino, Francesco Marra, Marra Forni; Matteo Venini, Stellina; and Diane Welland, National Pasta Association. Moderated by Amy Riolo, award-winning, best-se...

The famous Santucci’s Original Square Pizza restaurant family continues their area expansion, with a new location coming to Washington Township on Egg Harbor Road. Mark stopped in today and caught up with two of the three owners of this franchise location, Brett and Frank… who tell us that they are planning their opening for next Thursday, May 12th...

Santucci's, home of the 'original square pizza', is taking its pie-making talents from Philadelphia to Wildwood. It's really quite fortuitous timing that I noticed Santucci's plans to open in Wildwood. I was just in Philly over Easter weekend. My brother lives about two blocks from the Santucci's off N. Broad Street, and I was telling my husband an...

“These most recent North American illy coffee bars are located within premium shopping destinations where guests are seeking authentic Italian coffee whether by itself or paired with a pastry or savory snack along with a premium experience to match,” says Mark Roth, Senior Director, Retail development and Operations at illycaffè. In Honolulu, Hawai...

Like most others during the COVID-19 pandemic, chef Tom Colicchio passed a lot of his quarantine in the kitchen. "I spent a lot of time home with time on my hands," he tells Yahoo Life. "I noticed that when I was home cooking, a lot of what I was doing was more Italian-oriented than anything else." So Colicchio, who owns several restaurants in Las...