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Old-school, comforting, stick-to-your-ribs Italian food, the type of meal Nonna spent hours stirring and seasoning on a Sunday. If this is your kind of dinner, I highly recommend taking a trip to Mama Dag’s Seafood & Pasta House, in West Orange. Formerly Patsy’s Seafood & Pasta House, this establishment has just rebranded itself and expanded its al...

The Town of Chesapeake Beach welcomes a new business to the Town,Baia Coastal Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, recently purchasing 8323 Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach with plans to be open to service patrons in the Spring of 2022. “We are so happy to welcome another local family-owned restaurant to Town that is ideally positioned, with a beautiful bay v...

A creamy pasta dish or delicious wood-fired pizza, which do you prefer? You can get both at Imperatore in North Wales. On this week’s Taste with Tori segment, we tell you about the owner’s success story which includes taking a break from the restaurant business. This spot charms you with their wide-open spaces, warmth from the wood-fired oven and l...

A popular Italian sandwich shop is opening five more stores in Morris and Sussex counties. Headquartered in Westville, PrimoHoagies first launched in South Philadelphia in 1992 and has become well-known for its fresh-baked bread, gourmet meats and cheeses, and secret spice blend. The first Morris County store opened at 395 Mt. Hope Ave. in Rockaway...

Vincenzo Bernardo envisions the kids coming over after school to grab a slice of pizza or a bite to eat at "The Shop - Pizza, Pasta & Panino" that has just opened at 365 Main Street in Chatham, the former Cafe Villa space. It's easy for Bernardo, co-owner of "The Shop" with longtime friend, Christopher Bezzone, to envision because he used to be one...

Piccolina’s pizzas and panuozzo sandwiches have proved to be so popular during the pandemic, chef-owner Amy Brandwein plans to double the size of her essential all-day Italian cafe by August. The four-time James Beard Award finalist, who also runs refined Italian mainstay Centrolina across the way in CityCenter DC, will grow Piccolina into the next...

Bar Marco celebrated its 10th anniversary on New Year’s Eve. The milestone is a relative rarity in the restaurant world, where, according to a report by Perry Group International, the average lifespan of a restaurant nationally is approximately five years, with many restaurants closing well before that. What’s made Bar Marco last this long when so...

Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace has set an opening date for its new Morris County store, which will mark the franchise’s second location in the Garden State. Replacing the former ShopRite at the Briarcliff Commons shopping center on Route 10 in Morris Plains, the gourmet Italian grocer will include a specialty butcher, deli, bakery and viewing rooms f...

When we approached the front door of Sandro’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant, we both remarked we used to rent videos from this location. Located in the continuing-to-be-renovated Marketplace in Christiansburg, Sandro’s is sure to bring in the traffic. With all the construction and new places going in, it is to your advantage to drive carefully thro...

A Big Apple hospitality group that runs a slew of international eateries will be bringing its homemade Italian delights to Newark next year. The ongoing overhaul of Gateway One is aiming to transform the food landscape around Newark Penn Station, New Jersey’s busiest transit hub. The revitalization, being undertaken by owners Onyx Equities, has dra...

A new Italian market is coming to Vandergrift. Fasano’s Italian Store and Deli is set to open next fall in the former Fazio’s Italian Store, at 301 Longfellow St. Fazio’s shut its doors in 2015 after co-owners Joseph and Teresa Spina made the decision to close for health-related reasons. Fasano’s is the concept of co-owners and best friends Jeff Go...

If you are headed out to dine in a town with a high concentration of top-rated restaurants, odds are good that you will have an enjoyable meal. If you are going to open a restaurant in a town with a high concentration of top-rated restaurants, you have to be ready to turn out excellent dishes on a consistent basis to keep guests interested and retu...