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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...

Everyone knows New Jersey is the home of great Italian food. And some Italian restaurants everyone knows to visit. Others are more low-key, but still serve food to die for. In fact, one such Italian place, which is 100 years old, is so low-key many have no idea it exists. From the outside, Chef Vola's in Atlantic City, New Jersey, looks like any ot...

Way back more than a century ago, in the year 1914, a brand new bakery opened in Clarksburg, West Virginia: Tomaro’s Bakery. It brought authentic Italian flavors all the way across the ocean to Appalachia. Decades later, it's the oldest Italian bread bakery in West Virginia, and it still serves up some of the best breads and baked goods to be found...

Does New Jersey need another Italian restaurant? Maybe not as much as all of the other states, but if you build it they will come. Our state is probably home to more Italian eateries per capita than any other place in the world, except for Italy. And even that contest would be close. People's appetite for Italian cuisine along with the expertise an...

In the early 2010s, a pack of ambitious young-gun chefs and restaurateurs ushered in a new golden age of dining in Pittsburgh that earned a lofty national profile the city had never before seen. East End restaurants Dinette, Spoon and Legume had already set the tone for a renaissance. Meat & Potatoes re-established Downtown as a chic dining destina...