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For decades, regional Italian markets have been filling a niche in their communities by serving a variety of Italian products, from meats and cheeses to hoagies. Catalano Importing Co. in Scranton and Sabatelle’s Market in Pittston are among the surviving small Italian speciality markets in Northeast Pennsylvania. Paul Catalano, owner of Catalano I...

Searching for an authentic Italian dinner without flying to Italy or driving to D.C.? Look no further than Tortino Mare, one of Prince William’s newest restaurants, which serves hand-cut pasta, gourmet pizza and artistic desserts almost too beautiful to eat. Located in Manassas Park, Tortino Mare is away from the hustle and bustle in a small strip...

Pizzas made from scratch, special breakfast dishes, homemade pastas and meatballs, not to mention sangria, are a few of the menu options at Albertino’s Brick Oven Eatery on 131st Street. The new restaurant and bar opened its doors on Dec. 28 and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. “Albertino’s was born from the experience of making homemade pizzas...

Rudy’s Ristorante has been a Closter institution for more than 50 years. And now patrons can see the pizzeria on the big screen. Antony Osso has chronicled his family’s immigrant experience and their decades of owning the beloved restaurant in “Pizza Shop: An Italian-American Dream.” “When I first started making the film, my intention was to celebr...

For 30 years, brothers Cesar, Jimmy, and Tony Rivas have operated Villa Rosa, their Haddonfield pizzeria, at 1 Kings Highway. This month, the family prepares to move those operations up the block, to 51 Kings Highway, the former site of Italian eatery Casa Bella Trattoria. Although the address will change, the building is well-known to the Rivases,...

When Pascal, of Cranford, and co-owner Francis Schott of Jersey City built their first restaurant, Stage Left, in 1992 after years of working in local eateries, they frequented New York City restaurant auctions, including some in Brooklyn, to outfit their new steak restaurant since they were “as poor as can be,” Pascal said.. “If I’m in Brooklyn, m...

The owner of a popular Brandywine Hundred eatery has opened a new Italian restaurant in Pike Creek. Café Pomodoro Cucina Italiana at 5337 Limestone Road has taken over the space in the Shops at Limestone Hills that had previously been the home of BellaVista Trattoria & Pizzeria and, more recently, Pike Creek Pizza. The new chef/owner is longtime De...

The star-crossed Glen Mills location that housed two steakhouses now has an Italian restaurant. Quietly opening last month was Angelina’s Italian Grill at the former locations of Mile High and Bardolino steakhouses on Baltimore Pike near the Route 202 intersection. Steak is nowhere to be found on the menu of Angelina’s, which focuses on Italian spe...

It’s just after 6 o’clock in the morning, but Joseph Sabino Mistick is already on his second cappuccino and is now buying a round for everyone who just walked into La Prima Espresso coffee shop. “Misticks for all of them!” the former deputy mayor of Pittsburgh says to the barista. (The hot creamy creation with an extra sprinkle of cocoa is named af...

This might not be news to Westfield locals, but Bovella's Pastry Shoppe is one of the best in the state. No, really— the bakery was named a finalist in NJ.com's search for the best bakery in New Jersey. The judges said it was one of the best Italian bakeries they had ever visited, and the flourless chocolate cake was "the bomb" and a "standout." In...

West Lake Road has turned into a strip of fine restaurants, headed by some of Erie’s most talented chefs. Peppino’s Italian Chophouse fits right in. The elegant restaurant and wine bar, run by well-known Erie chef Joe Colao, has been open since 2008. Colao emigrated from Italy to the U.S. in 1969, and stepping into his restaurant is almost like bei...

Isabella Eatery has debuted at Tysons Galleria, and only a few more of its concepts have yet to open. The next phase is the opening of Mexican restaurant Pepita, seafood bar Requin Oysters & Champagne and Japanese restaurant Yona Friday at 11:30 a.m. The newest concepts will be serving limited menus. Other concepts already open are Graffiato, Kapno...