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Sometimes all you want is a practical, simple, down-to-earth plate of food. You’re not looking to be dazzled. You’re not needing to be wowed. And, goodness knows, you really don’t want to lug along a food dictionary to make out the menu. Let others eat Lepre in Civet (according to my dictionary, that's hare stew) or Riso e Rane (risotto with frogs)...

Gather ’round. Marc Vetri has a story to tell about Fiorella. “There’s a story behind everything. The story is just as important as the food,” the chef says, on the phone to discuss his new South Philly restaurant inside a former butcher shop near the city’s historic Italian Market. “There’s the Fiorella story — reviving the name, making the sausag...

A group of Philadelphia business owners gathered Thursday to discuss the impact of additional tariffs authorized by the World Trade Organization on Italian products imported by the United States. Emilio Mignucci with DiBruno Bros. explains, many European exports this year, including cheese, wine and olive oil, were slapped with tariffs in retaliati...

Ever since TAPinto Montville broke the news of the new owner of the former Montville Inn, Michael Cetrulo’s vision for his new restaurant Locanda Vecchia last June, food-lovers have been asking, “When is it going to open?” Locals are salivating to make reservations for Montville’s newest restaurant, which will be a sister to Cetrulo’s others, which...

A time-honored tradition of celebrating La Pergola's anniversary continues this year with a tasting of gourmet Italian hors d'oeuvres and signature hand-made pastas, including pasta made in a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano. The three-day celebration, February 11-13 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., will also feature music from local jazz musicians. "During o...

In search of a new favorite Italian spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Washington, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings. 1. Rose's Luxury Topping the list is Rose's Luxury. Located at 717 Eighth St. SE in Capitol Hill,...

South Philadelphia's Italian Market is the oldest continuously operating open air market in the United States, a surviving enclave of the American immigrant experience. While most neighborhoods undergo dramatic change after more than a century, the distinct character of the Italian Market has survived since it opened in 1891. A new episode of PBS'...

The Malacari family is building an ice cream empire in Luzerne County, expanding to yet another location. Frank Malacari said Friday his family plans to open another ice cream shop at a site they purchased at 33 S. Wyoming Ave. in Edwardsville that formerly housed Enterprise Rent-A-Car. “Customers on the West Side have been asking for a location th...

Most restaurant owners open their eateries either in or near the town where they live. But prior to opening Mare Monte in Haddonfield, its three owners had never been to the town. Now, Izzy Reka, Emri Cengu, and Gentian Mataj adore the historic South Jersey spot. Mare Monte means “sea mountain”, the Italian version of surf and turf, says Reka. Insi...

“It's all about the sauce,” says chef Tony Illiano, owner of Lansdowne Town Center's newest eatery, Il Cappero. Originally from Naples, Italy, Illiano moved to the U.S. in 1983. His grandmother taught him how to make the family's secret sauce recipe when he was 15, and it has been the basis for his cooking ever since. “My grandmother taught me if y...

Hoboken is home to some of the best Italian restaurants. Every block has a different spot for you to eat all the pasta and chicken parm that your heart desires. Another popular Italian restaurant, however, is making its way to Hoboken this winter, and we could not be more excited. Caffe Buon Gusto of Manhattan is opening on 7th and Washington Stree...

Caliente Pizza & Draft House will open a new location in Green Tree this spring. Locally owned and operated, the Green Tree spot is Caliente’s sixth since opening in Bloomfield less than eight years ago. The 6,500-square-foot space is near the intersection of Mansfield Avenue and Noblestown Road, not far from the parkway. Locals may know it as the...