The news is out: Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices and Ice Cream in Kenilworth, has closed. Fortunately, a new Ralph’s is set to open in Westfield spring 2020! The new shop at 524 Central Avenue boasts an outdoor seating area and ample free parking. There, you'll find the same favorites fans of Ralph’s have grown to love, including Italian water ice, cre...

On the night before Christmas, an array of seafood begins appearing on some dinner tables as a symbolic way to ring in the sacred holiday. The tradition of abstaining from meat and eating fish before a holiday began centuries ago as a Roman Catholic practice in many parts of Italy, where the type and number of fish and the preparation vary by regio...

World-class Italian guitarist and singer Beppe Gambetta will perform two concerts next month at the Prallsville Mills in Stockton, N.J. Gambetta has found a second home in Stockton, and each year invites one or two wonderful musicians he has met along the road to join him for a special performance at the Prallsville Mills. This year, his guests wil...

Parte da Molfetta l’idea di lanciare una petizione popolare per riaprire il Consolato Italiano di Newark nel New Jersey. Come ormai risaputo è proprio in questa particolare zona degli Stati Uniti che si concentra un numero considerevole di molfettesi (secondo qualcuno quasi una seconda Molfetta), senza considerare la presenza molto alta di italiani...

Hoboken, NJ is considered a Mecca of Italian American Pastry, with something for everyone, from world-famous brands to the most authentic family-owned Pasticceria you could ask for! At Giorgio’s Pasticceria Italiana, second generation pastry chef Mary Grace Castiello follows in the footsteps of her late father, the Pastry Shop’s namesake Giorgio, i...

Il Mulino New York isn’t for everyone. It never was meant to be. Ever since it opened its original location nearly 40 years ago in New York’s Greenwich Village, it was known for its extravagantly expensive, relatively exclusive reputation where everyone from Wall Street influencers to Manhattan’s elite — along with some wiseguys thrown in — would d...

Primo Mercato has officially brought its offerings to The Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey. Inspired by the iconic Mercato Centrale in Florence Italy, Primo Mercato boasts an expansive space of 17,000 square feet and the authentic Italian food hall offers guests a wide selection of dining and shopping options, including artisanal food counters, fo...

With 108 acres of apple orchards and organic gardens, outdoor cooking sheds for open-flame cooking, a 1,600-square-foot tasting room with ciders on tap , Ironbound Farm — which produces Ironbound Hard Cider — is a destination for those who appreciate farm-to-table food and drink. And, after her visit earlier this fall, it's also a destination for b...

“Palazzone 1960” might sound like any other Italian bakery, but the name is actually a mini family history: owner Giancarlo Palazzone named the Wayne bakery after his parents, Remo and Julia, Italian immigrants who’d come to the U.S. and opened a bakery in Clifton in 1960. Remo and Julia eventually returned to Italy to raise their kids, but when th...

A new BYOB Italian restaurant has opened on Ramapo Valley Road in Mahwah, adding a locally-owned business to a town swamped with chains. Novino Ristorante offers Neapolitan pizzas made in a wood-burning oven, handmade pastas and a variety of Italian entrees. Owner George Jamieson, a Mahwah resident, has spent his career running more than a dozen go...