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By Becky Krystal A lot of what you need to know about Sfoglina is inside one small room. By day, the window-lined space overlooking Connecticut Avenue in Van Ness is a pasta room, where staff at Fabio and Maria Trabocchi's fourth Washington restaurant, opening Tuesday, will churn out its signature strands and shapes. By night, it will serve a...

by Chad Umble   Capricio's Italian Grill & Kitchen has opened outside Lancaster near Rockvale Outlets. The 1,800-square-foot restaurant at 2481 Lincoln Highway East is taking a space formerly occupied by Jake's Wayback Burger. It has seating for around 40.   The menu at Capricio's features pizza, subs and wraps as well as pas...

The duo behind Matt & Marie's, a Philadelphia-based Italian sandwich concept, will open a fourth restaurant concept — and their third this year alone — right across the street from their original restaurant. Matt Sapolsky and Marie Capp in June 2014 opened the first outpost of Matt & Marie's near Logan Square, followed by two more locations in Rit...

by Missy Frederick A new Italian restaurant is on the way to Takoma Park, with plans to open early next year. The new Trattoria da Lina will have seating for 55 people, according to a media alert from the Old Takoma Business Association. The restaurant is from owner Marcello Minna. It will serve a variety of pasta dishes, plus steaks, fish en...

by Geoffrey Foster   Foreign recipes are like the passage of secrets in a game of telephone: every whisper is slightly different from the last and when it returns to the person who started it, the meaning has changed. The recipe changes, too, in small steps—an extra dash of salt here, a tablespoon of oregano there—and before anyone realizes...

With the racing season over, Motorsports Editor Godwin Kelly was able to steal away with his wife, Diane, to Giabella Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria in Palm Coast, and confront his culinary curiosity. How long has Giabella been open? The restaurant has been open for almost a year and flew under my nose radar for at least six months. I'm afraid I...

by Helene Stapinski   When I was growing up in the 1970s in Hudson County, N.J., there was plenty to complain about: toxic waste, political corruption, blighted buildings. The one thing people never knocked was the food.   Our mothers made meatballs. Our aunts fashioned pirogi. My father brought home lobster and steaks that "fell off...

Belmar's 7th Annual Restaurant Tour will take place on Sunday, March 8th and this year's tour is dedicated to the life and legacy of Tracie Orsi, the beloved chef/owner of Ragin' Cajun who passed away last month after battling cancer. The restaurant tour runs from 11:30am until 4:30pm.   Taste your way through more than thirty restaurants, r...

by Mary Ann Barton   There's a new restaurant in Shirlington that held its soft opening over the weekend: Osteria da Nino. The new Italian restaurant and bar takes the place of The Curious Grape, the longtime Shirlington wine store and restaurant.   The restaurant is located at 2900 S. Quincy St. in Shirlington Village. The Curious Gr...

By Gary Puleo Collecting trash will probably never be a glamorous business, but few companies have made it as widely charismatic as J.P. Mascaro & Sons. It wasn't always that way, of course.   The multimillion-dollar jobs, impressive headquarters on Audubon Road, acres of prime real estate and the inexhaustible philanthropy the com...

Prato, a small city in Tuscany just north of the capital of Italy, is home to delicious baked specialties such as the cantucci.   This traditional cookie is one of the many treats you could smell baking right here in Jersey City at the newly opened Prato Bakery.   Read more   Source: http://www.nj.com/    

by Michael Klein   Time Out - the listicle-heavy city entertainment guide - has named two local restaurants to its roster of the 20 best Italian restaurants in the United States. At Number 1 is Vetri, Marc Vetri and Jeff Benjamin's boutique at 1312 Spruce St.   The editors rave: "What can be said about Marc Vetri's hall-of...