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They come for the hearty subs, tempting slabs of lasagna and Sicilian rice balls. Parking’s a mess, but a two-block walk whets one’s appetite. And so what if, at lunch, the serpentine ordering line spills out the front door? More time to soak in the sights and smells of DiPasquale’s Italian Marketplace in Highlandtown. So say its regulars. Who’s to...

“The food in Italy is nothing like the 'Italian' food that we eat here in New Jersey," a recent visitor to the “Bel Paese” may tell you (while also scoffing at your pizza dripping with cheese, chicken Parmesan coated in sauce or meal chock-full of meat).  “Real” Italian food may look different to what we can find here on our own checkered tableclot...

There are crews working inside the storefront next to the Nawab restaurant on First Colonial Road. What’s happening? Richmond-based Gelati Celesti is bringing its Italian-style ice cream to the Hilltop West Shopping Center.  Founded in 1984 with one store, Steve Rosser bought the company in 2010 and has expanded to five locations. “Our handmade ice...

There is a place where the pasta runs wild. In heaps and in mounds it’s piled and piled. “Just a side for me,” you will say, unaware That what you’ve just ordered could feed Delaware. The restaurant’s Rossi’s; it’s outwardly mild. In Archbald, PA, it’s Italian-styled.A friendly corner place for the small-town’s folk, But oh God, the portions—they’r...

Nothing beats a hearty plate of homemade spaghetti and meatballs, and it just so happens that our region’s rich history produces plenty of it. Many of our local Italian restaurants have been staples in their communities for decades. And if you don’t find their pastas appealing, there’s plenty of other tantalizing items on the menu. But don’t take o...

Visitors will notice the crisp chef hat with the blue stripe. It adorned the head of Bloomfield Groceria owner Rich Trocchio as he created a made-to-order hoagie for a customer Thursday. “You remember Isaly’s?” he asked, referring to one of Pittsburgh iconic family-owned dairies and restaurants. “This is an old Italy’s hat. It’s a classic.” Trocchi...

Cape Region food industry professionals recently teamed up to help local high schoolers realize their dreams. Every spring, the business of eating here in the Cape Region faces the inescapable fact that trustworthy, skilled help in professional kitchens is getting harder to find. In response to this, the Delaware Restaurant Association stepped up t...

It has only been a little over a month since Taste Test closed its doors. But a new restaurant will soon be reviving the vacant corner space at 101 S. Duke St. Aviano's Corner Trattoria & Bar is slated to open at the former site of the Taste Test incubator, according to a news release from O.N.E. Hospitality.  "Aviano’s is kind of the opposite of o...

For 25 years of business, Rusticana Pizza's owners, Joann and Tony Genova, have done the same thing every morning; get up, and eat a slice of pizza.  "My parents too, when we started in the business back in 1969 in Brooklyn, New York, that was the tradition," Joann Genova said. "Have a slice of pizza, the first pizza that comes out of the oven, so...

Chef Anthony Bucco, who four months ago opened the much-ballyhooed contemporary Italian restaurant Felina in Ridgewood, does not lack confidence. The convivial, fast-talking chef ("I have a lot of energy," he explains) has reason to be self-assured. He worked for James Beard Award-winning chef Jonathan Waxman. He received four-star reviews for his...

Sorry but I just can’t do it!  For the last 50 years or so, I can’t enjoy my favorite pizza or pasta unless I top it off with crushed red hot pepper.  As I was growing up I soon learned that my Italian-American family was like most of the others I knew.  There was always a place for the long hot peppers in the vegetable garden.  And aside from the...

On this week’s “Taste With Tori,” Vittoria Woodill takes us to a family-owned Italian restaurant and pizzeria in Horsham. The owners of U’Panzerott promise to bring a taste of Italy to you with their authentic Italian cuisine. With a glimpse of their wood-fired oven, your belly will be burning for their kind of Italian. “We cook in our way, I mean...