Three partners in a new restaurant here have a lot in common. The men, all natives of Albania, are longtime friends who’ve worked their way up in the dining business. They’ve spent much of the past decade planning their own place and looking for its site. And until recently, they’d never been to Haddonfield. But that’s where their search ended — in...

The nation’s newest Medal of Honor recipient, Staff Sgt. David Bellavia, and New Jersey real estate partners and leaders Jack Morris and Joseph Marino will become the newest members of Cento Amici at the organization’s annual dinner Oct. 14 at the Stone House in Warren. Cento Amici (100 Friends) is a community-based, member organization dedicated t...

Saturday, Sep. 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM. 200 South Avenue East, Cranford, NJ, 07016. Pastosa Ravioli, the third generation, family-owned and operated Italian specialty food company widely recognized as the source of New York’s finest ravioli, fresh pasta and Italian specialties celebrates its five-year anniversary in the Cranford community.     Located...

A place with a #nochickenparm hashtag promises a break from typical Italian-American fare, and that is what Il Nido resoundingly delivers. The restaurant opened in March in Marlboro, home to more than a dozen Italian-American eateries. Distinguishing itself, Il Nido draws inspiration from the regional cooking of modern Italy. Tucked into a strip ma...

"Daniel P Quinn has captured a bygone era with such detailed, loving, bittersweet accuracy. Such family memories - and they are rich indeed, considering he hails from two such vibrant, singularly civilized cultures ... Irish- and Italian-American; no fooling around! The old Newark comes alive in his poignant, celebrating words ... as does the glory...

The intersecting highways, meshing suburban, rural and city living are a cornerstone of New Jersey life. As are sandy beaches, major professional sports teams, and the closest of proximities to the world’s largest and most influential locale, New York City. What comes with all this? Great restaurants, of course. And New Jersey has many of them. Do...

With Americans consuming over 250 pounds of pepperoni each year through pizza toppings alone, Villa Italian Kitchen, one of America’s favorite quick-service pizza brands knows there’s nothing like a hot slice topped with spicy pepperoni. In celebration of one of its guests’ favorite slices, Villa Italian Kitchen will be offering an exciting deal on...

Labor Day is here, and with it comes not just the end of summer, but also the close of the “Italian American Feast Season”, so join co-hosts John Viola and Pat O’Boyle as they decamp for the Sicilian American enclave of Lodi, New Jersey to celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker and to discuss the Italian American contributions to the US Labor...

The original musical all about Sicilians, Neapolitans and Jewish Businessmen called, “They Call it Gravy; WE Call it SAUCE!” will be performed for a final three-day run in New Jersey October 11-13 at the Brook Arts Center before it crosses the Hudson. This Perry Award-nominee (Outstanding Original Musical) has enjoyed sold-out performances at the S...

Throughout the eastern United States, many communities where Italian immigrants originally landed began a tradition of hosting Italian festivals. The celebrations, often fundraisers for the local church or other organizations, often include rides, games of skill and, naturally, delicious food. New York’s most famous celebration is the Feast of San...