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Veloce Specialty Sandwiches has officially opened in Jersey City. Located at 580 Montgomery Street, the third-generation deli operates out of a ghost kitchen and primarily functions as a pickup and food delivery restaurant. Delivering authentic Italian food with an American spin, Veloce’s owner hopes to make his own mark in the heart of Jersey City...

Bisnonna Bakeshop, an Italian bakery with pastries made from scratch, held its grand opening Saturday at Tysons Corner Center. Bisnonna Bakeshop, named for the Italian word for great-grandmother, was the grand prize winner of the Dreamstart Competition at Tysons Corner Center. The bakery, runner up Garcon Melanine and second place runner up The Po...

It all began with a handcrafted brick oven by Giovanni Tacconelli. That oven inspired a five-generation owned-and-operated restaurant that has served Italian-American pies in Philadelphia since 1946 and South Jersey since 2003. And now, Tacconelli's Pizzeria is joining a crowded field of Haddon Avenue pizza shops with a second South Jersey location...

Levoni America Corporation (Levoni) recently relocated its US operations to the Mission 50 property at 50 Harrison Street in Hoboken, New Jersey. The company was previously based in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. After exporting products to the US for over 20 years, Levoni opened its first subsidiary in North America in 2014. Initially based in Nor...

A Garwood Italian restaurant is reopening - this time under new owners. Lorenzo's Family Restaurant, which was open for 30 years under Chef Lorenzo and brother closed, had previously closed on May 12. This past Sunday, the restaurant announced it will be reopening "very soon" with new owners. "Lorenzo and his brother will not be a chef here. Ple...

On September 18, a team of D.C.-area industry veterans, Louie Hankins, Giovanni Ippolito, and Salvio Ippolito, is welcoming Washington to the grand opening of Quattro Osteria, their unique Italian experience located in the heart of Shaw at 600 Florida Avenue NW. Guests will be swept away to Italy when they step into the transformed space, formerly...

I can almost taste it before it arrives. I can certainly visualize it: a crystal rock glass glistening with a striking ruby-colored liquid, a slice of orange or orange peel floating above.  As soon as I sit down at a restaurant or a cocktail lounge, even before the runner pours water into my glass, I know what I'll be having. I'll pretend to scruti...

There's a new Italian restaurant/pizza place that just opened in Hamilton Township (Mercer County). It's called Slice of Brooklyn, and it's really good. It's located at 1295A Route 33, in the Shop Rite Shopping Center, where AC Moore used to be. It's located at the end near Moe's and Texas Roadhouse. You can't miss it. Follow your nose to the amazi...

There’s a saying in journalism that one should never bury the lede, so I’ll skip the pleasantries and get right to it: I’m eating pasta tossed with cantaloupe that was made in a purple and red trolley. No hallucinogens were involved in the creation of that sentence and superficially, at least, it makes my inner-Italian food purist’s head want to ex...

A little bit of Italy has arrived! A family-owned pizzeria and Italian restaurant is making its debut. Sandro’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant is in Christiansburg—tucked in the corner of the new Marketplace shopping center. “Me, my brother and my sister grew up in the restaurant business. And my brother and I have opened up restaurants over the d...

The W Philadelphia, a hotel nearly a decade in the making on Chestnut Street across from Prince Music Theater in Center City, has opened with a spiffy Italian restaurant with its own street entrance. Dolce Italian is a spinoff of LDV Hospitality’s Dolce in Miami, which in 2015 won the Bravo show Best New Restaurant. LDV’s restaurant holdings includ...

Italian festivals are a long-held tradition in the Garden State. The celebrations, often fundraisers for the local church or other organizations, usually include rides, games of skill, entertainment and tons of freshly made food. While well-known Italian-American foods like spaghetti and meatballs and eggplant parm heroes are popular, more traditio...