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A veteran Essex bar will soon transform into a restaurant serving Italian-American cuisine. The building that once housed Schiesser's Idle Hour will become Buon Appetito, a sit-down restaurant serving classic dishes like pizza, shrimp scampi and chicken Marsala. Restaurateur Mauro Peralta, who also owns Siesta's Banquet Hall in Dundalk, is working...

Summer may be more than a month away, but that didn't stop Vilardo's Italian Deli from starting the season a little early with Italian Street Corn. Picture it, all the flavors we associate with Summer in Sorrento, on that most-American icon: corn-on-the-cob. Pecorina, parsley, lemon, butter, and pink peppercorn thyme seasoning from Spiceology come...

Lioni carries on their long celebrated tradition by offering exceptional fresh mozzarella cheese pre-sliced in a new easy-to-open package with a fresh new look. Delicate and smooth, Sliced Fresh Mozzarella is created the old-fashioned way made with 100% whole cows milk and always made fresh-to-order. Sliced into twenty-one pieces, this deliciously...

Starting today, first responders throughout the Washington D.C. Metro area can stop by any of the 40 local Paisano's Pizza restaurants during their shift for a free meal as a thank you for their tireless work protecting communities during this time. Paisano's, known throughout the region for pizza, subs, pasta, salads, wings and more, will offer an...

South Philadelphia’s iconic Italian Market is the oldest operating open-air market in the country, and no trip there is complete without a visit to Di Bruno Bros, with its extensive selection of cheeses, cured meats, antipasti, olives, and much more. Founded by Italian immigrants Danny and Joe Di Bruno in 1939 as a humble grocery store, Di Bruno Br...

Cordi’s Italian Gourmet in Brick Township is doing what it can to make sure the town’s supply of high-quality Italian food is readily available to the residents of the town during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Owner Domenic Cordi said that during the pandemic, his business remains focused on quality and safety and food is available only for curbside pic...

Doing business during the coronavirus pandemic has brought many new changes and lessons for Matera’s on Park, an Italian market and eatery on Park Avenue in Rutherford. HomeGrown’s Stephanie Willoughby spoke with Erica Russo, Director of Events and Communication for Matera’s, about the ways the small business has adapted to help both their customer...

Adapting to survive. That’s what many restaurants are doing these days. And Pasta e Pani by Salvatore is one of them. They are hosting a pop-up market in front of their place on Great Neck Road in Virginia Beach every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, starting tomorrow and going through May 30. A table will be loaded with items like homemade mozzarella...

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill. 1. A Mano Topping the list is A Mano. Located at 2244 Fairmount Ave. in Spring Garden, the Italian spot is the highest-rated...

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Newark, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs. 1. Caffe Espresso Italia Topping the list is Caffe Espresso Italia, serving up home-style Italian American favorites like eggp...

Cantucci, the famous almond biscotti from Prato, Tuscany, are traditionally dipped in Vin Santo, an Italian dessert wine – usually imported to the United States from Italy. That is, until Prato Bakery opened in Jersey City. Prato Bakery opened in 2015 after just four years’ experience in New York City’s West Village.The goal has always been the sam...

Lampo's Neapolitan food and its signature pizza scissors have made it a staple in the Charlottesville food scene.   "It's definitely not the traditional New York slice by any stretch of the imagination," said Lampo co-owner Andrew Cole. Lampo is the five-year-old brainchild of two pizza lovers, who were always craving Neapolitan-style pizza."It's t...