Known for its food truck specializing in Italian sausages, Philly cheesesteaks and half-pound burgers, Fat Vinny’s celebrated the opening of its Dewey Beach restaurant June 10. Owner Vinny Manuele said his food truck has been so successful, he was able to branch out with a storefront. Manuele says the family-run operation, which includes wife Louis...

Like the sauce circularly spread over the cheese on those doughy shells, Grotto Pizza founder/owner Dominick Pulieri’s success story is certainly sweet. But it didn’t start out that way. Sixty years ago, Grotto Pizza had a rather humble beginning. Rehoboth Beach had not yet become a huge tourist mecca, and native Delawareans, Mr. Pulieri said, had...

Grotto Pizza, the iconic pizza restaurant chain, is celebrating 60 years in business this summer. Grotto’s instantly recognizable swirl, a combination of sweet tomato sauce and a blend of cheeses, has been baked into the dining traditions of Delaware beach vacationers and pizza aficionados for decades. Cheese first, swirls of sauce second – that’s...

Since it arrived at the same time as a pandemic, you may have missed the opening of a quaint little pizza shop in Dover. A Slice of Magic Pizzeria launched March 2, within the Liberty gas station on 5782 Forrest Ave. Owned by Dan Cain and Lloyd Wilson, it brings a combination of a love of magic and creating pizza and other Italian dishes. Offering...

Wilmington officials are removing two of the city’s most iconic statues – of Declaration of Independence signer Caesar Rodney and explorer Christopher Columbus – to prevent them from potential damage, and to foster what Mayor Mike Purzycki called “an overdue discussion about the public display of historical figures and events.” Columbus came down o...

There was a moment back in March when Carl Georigi thought his six Delaware restaurants would never reopen and the flourishing hospitality group he founded in 1996 would crumble. Sitting at a patio table Monday evening at his Capers & Lemons Italian restaurant off Centerville Road shortly after it began offering dining services again after being cl...

Celebrating a Life Well Lived… Josephine M. Bucciarelli of Doylestown passed away peacefully with her family by her bedside at Pine Run Health Center on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. She was 92. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph T. Bucciarelli Sr., who passed away in 2014. Jo was born in Havertown (Manoa), Pa. She was the daughter of the late Do...

The RehobothFoodie.com/Touch of Italy Culinary Scholarship Foundation has rescheduled its annual fundraising event for Thursday, Sept. 24. For the past four years, the annual Carnevale! Street Fair event has been held at the Rehoboth Beach Touch of Italy restaurant. Every year the event has sold out, and ticket holders feasted on unlimited food, wi...

Italians are well-known for showing their love of family and friends through bountiful meals made with love. In fact, the reason why Touch of Italy opened here in the Cape Region was to share owner Bob Ciprietti’s memories of childhood dinners and family gatherings with Delaware locals and visitors alike. During these stressful times, gratitude is...

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed one of the most ballyhooed community events of the year in Wilmington as organizers of St. Anthony’s Italian Festival have decided to cancel this year’s celebration. This year’s celebration of culture, food and fun was set for June 7-14. Organizers announced on the festival’s Facebook page that restrictions aime...