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Sirianni’s was established in June 1988 in a Davis, W.Va., shop located in a century-old steamship office. This office made travel arrangements for the many immigrants who came to this area for work during the coal and timber booms of the late 1890s and early 1900s. The restaurant’s name is that of ancestors of Sandra Goss, Walt Ranalli and Michael...

It’s not customary to discuss Caesar salad at the start of a review. After all, at many establishments, it’s that thing drenched in a gloopy substance formulated in some factory. But at Atlantic City’s Cafe 2825, the Caesar is, in many ways, a perfect place to begin. A uniformed server, one of several who will orchestrate your experience, arrives a...

Philadelphia’s Gran Caffe L’Aquila named one of the Top Italian Restaurants in the World and the Top Italian restaurant in Philadelphia by a respected global Italian food & wine media program. Gran Caffè L’Aquila is the first restaurant in Philadelphia selected by the guide as one of the top restaurants in the world of Gambero Rosso. The award cere...

The latest Washington DC venue for restaurateur Hakan Ilhan, Il Piatto, officially opens on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 900 16th Street, NW (formerly Mirabelle).  “The long lingering pandemic has highlighted the fact that a value-oriented price point and comfort food never go out of style,” says Ilhan.  The Italian menu includes classic Italian favo...

Philadelphia’s Italian Market, established in the early 20th century to counter the high prices and food shortages during WWI, spans ten city blocks of Ninth Street in South Philadelphia. Vendors line the street selling meat, fish, produce, and spices from their stalls. The local businesses include a variety of restaurants and specialty shops. Over...

A Hoboken pizzeria that night owls will be sure to recognize, Basile’s Pizza, is opening their second location after serving the community for over a decade. Earlier this week, the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District announced in an Instagram post that Basile’s Pizza is bringing their slice magic to 116 Newark Avenue. The effort is part...

Paulie’s, an Italian restaurant concept from the creators of The Wine Kitchen, is getting reimagined and moving to a new location. It will debut this summer as Paulie’s Italian Kitchen at ChefScape in Leesburg. Readers may remember that back during the height of the pandemic, there was a rush on “ghost kitchens.” Existing restaurants were launching...

When a retail space opened up just a few doors down from Carolyn and Massimo Papetti’s restaurant, I’m Eddie Cano on Connecticut Ave. NW, it was not set up to host a sit down restaurant or cafe. Narrow and without a back exit or space for a full kitchen, the former dry cleaner would not appeal to many for a coffee shop. But when the Papettis laid e...

Mamma Pina carved thin slices of horse meat for the luncheon carpaccio. Her son-in-law, award-winning Philadelphia chef Jeff Michaud, stirred an antique copper pot of bubbling polenta on the kitchen’s wood-burning stove. “Go into my yard and pick some fresh figs,” Mamma Pina directed in Italian, handing me a basket. “We’ll make sorbet for dessert.”...

An Italian deli known for its mouthwatering, hand-crafted sandwiches is continuing to expand its footprint in the Lehigh Valley. Ciao Sandwich Shoppe, which opened its original location in October 2020 at 12 N. Third St. in downtown Easton, on Wednesday announced a third location set to open next month inside the Downtown Allentown Market, at 27 N....

The feel of dining in a cozy Italian restaurant in Soho is now available in Manalapan. La Lupa is the end of a 2.5 year journey for the business’s three co-owners. After endlessly searching for the perfect location, they finally found space available right in their hometown. “It was the last place we were thinking it would be,” says co-owner Dan Fi...

Lil Cucci’s Pizzeria is back after almost seven years! This time with a new building. “It’s been a dream of ours to have a building. And so the opportunity came and that’s what’s exciting,” said Shari Cucci, co-owner of Lil Cucci’s. The new building has an open concept, where customers can see and interact with them. The family-friendly atmosphere...