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A creative crop of pizzerias is popping up around Washington, from rectangular pan pies at Sonny’s to New York-style slices at Turu, and Wisconsin-esque rounds at Nicoletta. Now two native Italians, Antonio Matarazzo and chef Matteo Venini, are offering their spin on “neo-Neapolitan” pizzas, sandwiches, and street snacks at Stellina Pizzeria near U...

Sicilian-born Gino Billeci had a dream at a young age to come to the United States and own his own restaurant. Today he owns four: Gino's Café, Shillington; Gino's Grille, Cumru Township; Blue Marsh Italian Restaurant, Penn Township; and Rocky's Pizza, Reading. “This is the American dream and I say people should always go in that direction,” said B...

Robbie Felice, chef and owner of Viaggio, the critically acclaimed rustic Italian restaurant in Wayne, is officially opening his second restaurant, Osteria Crescendo, in Westwood on April 9. Osteria Crescendo, an 80-seat modern restaurant, moved into the space that for years had housed Baci Italian Grill on Jefferson Avenue. Felice's new spot has a...

Vince’s Pizzeria, pretty much an institution on Grant Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, has not one but two offshoots in the works for Bucks County, each to be operated by members of the extended family. Vince Rota, a grandson of the founders, is behind a location due to open in late spring at 2500 State Rd. in Bensalem, part of an enormous mixed-u...

You won't have to wait long for your meal at the newest Secaucus pizzeria. Firenza, now open on Plaza Drive, bakes its pies in an 800-degree dome oven in less than three minutes. "Our recipes uses the finest 00 Italian flour," owners Dave Wood and Dave Baer said. "It enables our crust to get that perfect bake that results in a crispy outside with t...

Chef Andrew Garbarino is carrying on a family tradition: serving authentic Italian food and fine wine to the masses. His namesake restaurant opens April 12 in East Liberty as a tribute to the original Garbarino’s, a Long Island institution that his great-aunt ran for 51 years. “When I decided to open an Italian concept, I thought to myself, ‘Why no...

In the days leading up to the launch of Alta Via, big Burrito Restaurant Group’s foray into Italian food, President and Corporate Chef Bill Fuller left the front door unlocked, giving hungry passersby false hope that they could snag a table at the long-awaited eatery. “They’d come in to ask if we were open and I had to break their hearts,” Fuller s...

Dallas-based pizzeria chain Cane Rosso is importing its authentic Neapolitan-style pizzas to a new town in the DFW, with a location opening in Arlington. According to a release, the pizzeria will open later in 2019 in the bustling Urban Union complex. Located in a set of former auto repair shops on East Front Street in downtown Arlington, Urban Uni...

Now this is a delicious development. After reading my column about a South Philadelphia restaurant selling bread pudding in support of an immigrant family seeking sanctuary at a local church, Di Bruno Bros. will also start selling the family dessert in their Rittenhouse Square location starting this weekend through April. The co-owners of East Pa...

Before New York restaurateur Michael White opened Osteria Morini in Navy Yard—and long before Navy Yard was a culinary hotbed—he toyed with the idea of putting a branch of NYC’s Nicoletta Pizzeria there. Now, six-odd years later, the shop is coming. The pizzeria is one of two Italian concepts White and business partner Ahmass Fakahany are opening i...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Pittsburgh, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges. Topping the list is Alla Famiglia. Located at 804 E. Warrington Ave. in Allentown, the Italian spot i...

There is such a retro aura to everything about Scannicchio’s that it’s hard to imagine it hasn’t been at the corner of South Broad and Porter Streets for eons. From the vintage Sinatra portrait in back presiding over a room trimmed with white linen, Eagles banners, and year-round Christmas lights to the fra diavolo spice that gives the scungilli it...