The slogan of Verizza in Hoboken is “Porta La Pizza” (which means “Delivers The Pizza”). This is because the owners strongly believe pizza should be just as good even when you order delivery. Likewise, the name itself combines “Vera” (real/authentic) and “pizza” to make Verizza. The nearly 1,000-square foot space seats 20 guests at full capacity, w...

Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro Jr. was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, and grew up there and in Little Ferry, New Jersey. His mother was born in Altamura, Italy, and is the daughter of Italian-American immigrants who moved to New Jersey when she was six years old. His father, Buddy Sr was born in Lipari, Italy. Valastro grew up with four sisters: Grace, Mar...

Ahh — bruschetta. BRUS-CHETTA if you’re saying it correctly. This Italian delicacy manages to pack every bite with flavor while also being a light dish, an app if you will. Traditionally, bruschetta is the perfect combination of grilled bread, olive oil, garlic, chopped tomato, and fresh basil, but there are many variations to be had. Luckily, Jers...

Se l’Albero è il simbolo del Natale, il Presepe ne rappresenta la tradizione anche oltreoceano. Nella grande America in questo periodo dell'anno parte una competizione tra le varie grandi case, le luci diventano protagoniste, assieme a ghirlande, si vedono i mega addobbi e non c'è limite alla creatività.A noi dell'Associazione Oll Muvi, conosciuti...

There’s a new seafood restaurant and raw bar in uptown Hoboken. Sirenetta – which means “little mermaid” in Italian – is the sister restaurant to Sorellina Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar; which you will find right across the street. Though the menu and setting are very different, patrons can expect the same level of first-class hospitality. Sirenetta s...

There’s no question in our minds that while New York is the city that doesn’t sleep, Hoboken is most certainly the city that always eats — a title we are incredibly proud of. The vast array of cuisines that diversifies the city is what makes dining out a culinary experience. But for those looking for the classic Italian deli, Hoboken is also the sp...

Since 1927, the Feast of Madonna Dei Martiri has taken place in Hoboken, marked by a procession of the 800-lb statue through the streets. This year that tradition will continue, though modified for concerns over COVID-19. The 94th Annual Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri will take place at St. Francis Church in Hoboken, with novenas held nightly at...

When you think of Hoboken, a few things come to mind: the birthplace of baseball, the iconic On the Waterfront film, and most importantly, Frank Sinatra. Ol’ Blue Eyes was born and raised in the Mile Square, bought bread from Dom’s Bakery, and met his first wife at the Jersey Shore. The legend passed away in 1998, but Sinatra’s contribution to the...

We've all been fishing for some good news about Tutta Pesca ever since they closed up shop at their 155 3rd Street location in Hoboken. Sources close to the project have now confirmed rumors that the celebrated seafood market and restaurant will be relocating to 557 First Street. "Our Italian-American seafood restaurant strives to provide exception...

Zeppole {noun} — deep-fried dough balls sent from the heavens above, typically topped with some sort of sugar, but can also be dipped in sweet sauces; served hot.  These little puffs of perfection are a classic Italian pastry, which many often be described as doughnut-like. But for those who know, these light and fluffy treats are anything but.