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Father and son duo, Jimmy and Dante Alario invited Marcus Lemonis to their Italian restaurant, Dante’s Italian Cuisine, to help them rebuild their failing business from the bottom up. After an initially profitable first year, Dante’s is continuing to lose money year over year as neither Dante or Jimmy have food service management experience and kno...

A cake like this isn't found at any ordinary bakery. But these multitiered, over-the-top creations are a signature at one historic shop. The shop is featured on "Cake Boss," a TV show about Buddy Valastro's family bakery. But its fame goes far beyond extraordinary cakes. This is Carlo's Bake Shop, and it's been a staple in Hoboken, New Jersey, for...

The signs popped up in the windows today at the location of the former Pesce restaurant on Egg Harbor Road… Bistro Di Marino is moving in to the still new location, and according to their Facebook post they hope to be open by the end of November! Bistro di Marino has a location in Collingswood’s popular small town Haddon Ave retail and restaurant d...

Villa Italian Kitchen, one of America’s favorite quick-service pizza brands, is giving back to veterans and active duty military this year on Veterans Day. For one day only, active or retired members of the armed forces nationwide can visit their local Villa Italian Kitchen to grab a free slice of cheese pizza, commemorating their service. Througho...

Bella Napoli serves great food at reasonable prices in a comfortable atmosphere. Tucked away in a shopping center at 350 Mountain Road, near Food Lion and Dollar Tree, this Italian gem has some of the best pasta and seafood in the Pasadena area. I enjoyed lunch with a friend on a Tuesday afternoon. The restaurant was fairly busy around 1:00pm, but...

Tucked into an unassuming block of Ventnor lies a little bit of authentic European flavor. Pulia is a casual, rustic culinary trip to Southern Italy and the first state-side location for restaurateur and co-owner Gennaro Comella. “Tasting the flavors of a region means discovering its soul, its essence, its culture. Pulia aims to share the culinary...

South Philly’s speakeasy-style Palizzi Social Club, a reinvention of a century-old hangout for Italian immigrants, is a members-only establishment — meaning if you aren’t able to score a membership card on one of the rare occasions they’re up for sale, a night of feasting on chef-owner Joey Baldino’s stuffed artichokes, grilled lamb chops, and spag...

Nick Terzella got into the food truck business at the right time in the greater Washington, D.C. area. When he launched his Bada Bing food truck in 2010, mobile kitchens were just becoming popular. The market wasn't yet saturated, and regulations were fairly easy. But Terzella's success wasn't all circumstantial. A professionally trained chef drive...

An Italian meat processing company is making its move into the American market with a roughly 64,000-square-foot production and wholesale distribution facility in Vineland, a city with historic connections to “the old country.” Rovagnati USA intends to expand the facility to about 500,000 square feet over approximately the next five years, accordin...

First impressions of three new Italian restaurants. Nicoletta Italian Kitchen When an out-of-town restaurateur pays homage to DC with a token half-smoke or crabcake, it’s usually a red flag—like wearing a band’s T-shirt to their own concert (“We belong!”). Cue the unfortunate Mambo pizza at New York restaurateur Michael White’s newest local venture...

Looking for some Italian fare? A new restaurant has you covered. The fresh arrival to Capitol Hill, called Carrello, is located at 622 Broadway East. The restaurant rolls carts with antipasti, salumi, rabbit meatballs, chilled clams and more past customers' tables. Diners may compile a light meal from the carts or choose from such menu options as g...

Visiting DiPasquale's Italian Marketplace is an assault on the senses in the very best way. The Italian grocery and deli is known for both its sandwiches and the plethora of Italian ingredients available in the shop. It smells fantastic; looks wild, with stacks and piles of colorful foodstuffs in every corner; and is guaranteed to make stomachs gro...