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After being closed for four and a half months, Felina in Ridgewood is set to open this weekend. The much-ballyhooed 120-seat contemporary Italian restaurant and bar headed by 4-star chef/partner Anthony Bucco will offer outdoor dining on its sidewalk Thursday and Friday (5 p.m. - 9 p.m.) and on Prospect Street Saturday (noon to 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. t...

He operates an Italian restaurant in a town that suffers no shortage of Italian food, so Roxbury Pizzeria owner Albert Lepore knows he must be on top of his game to keep customers happy and win new ones. Good thing the 51-year-old restaurateur, an athletic guy, thrives in competitive environments. “I’ve been playing sports since I was a kid,” said...

From the owners of St. Elmo's Coffee Pub, Market 2 Market and Cafe Pizzaiolo comes Piece Out, a new Italian restaurant in Del Ray. The restaurant is now open at 2419 Mount Vernon Avenue, the former location of Catch on the Ave. The opening was first reported by Alexandria Living Magazine. According to Eater DC, food is being prepared for takeout du...

A new business usually starts with a plan, long thought on and tinkered with before the owner takes the leap.  That is not how things went for Your Sister's Balls, a meatball business Nicole Montecalvo started in the fall.  "It all just kind of happened. None of this was planned," she said. "I've been making meatballs forever with my family and for...

Known for its food truck specializing in Italian sausages, Philly cheesesteaks and half-pound burgers, Fat Vinny’s celebrated the opening of its Dewey Beach restaurant June 10. Owner Vinny Manuele said his food truck has been so successful, he was able to branch out with a storefront. Manuele says the family-run operation, which includes wife Louis...

For 27 years, Pucillo’s Pizza has been serving Lebanon County with its authentic Italian gourmet pizzas and homemade meals.  The restaurant, originally called Palumbo’s Pizza, was founded by Sabatino Pucillo in the 70s following his relocation to the United States from Italy. Palumbo’s Pizza’s first location was on E. Walnut St. in Lebanon, where t...

Today, the American Italian Food Coalition (AIFC) donated hundreds of Italian chocolates, coffee, pasta, and other goods to two Philadelphia nursing homes – Little Sisters of the Poor and Ann’s Choice. The donation represents a token of gratitude to everyone who has stepped up to provide care for seniors during COVID-19. “We are grateful for the in...

Italian gourmet grocery store Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace is opening a second spot in New Jersey. The 42,000-square-foot store will be part of the Briarcliff Commons shopping center at 1711 Route 10 in Morris Plains. It’s expected to open in Fall 2021, according to a statement. Construction has not yet begun, but it will replace a ShopRite that va...

Like the sauce circularly spread over the cheese on those doughy shells, Grotto Pizza founder/owner Dominick Pulieri’s success story is certainly sweet. But it didn’t start out that way. Sixty years ago, Grotto Pizza had a rather humble beginning. Rehoboth Beach had not yet become a huge tourist mecca, and native Delawareans, Mr. Pulieri said, had...

We've all been fishing for some good news about Tutta Pesca ever since they closed up shop at their 155 3rd Street location in Hoboken. Sources close to the project have now confirmed rumors that the celebrated seafood market and restaurant will be relocating to 557 First Street. "Our Italian-American seafood restaurant strives to provide exception...

Zeppole {noun} — deep-fried dough balls sent from the heavens above, typically topped with some sort of sugar, but can also be dipped in sweet sauces; served hot.  These little puffs of perfection are a classic Italian pastry, which many often be described as doughnut-like. But for those who know, these light and fluffy treats are anything but.

Pizza One has officially opened the doors of its new location in Sparta. With existing locations in Wayne and Haskell, the Sparta shop on North Village Boulevard marks the first in Sussex County. The modern Italian kitchen owned by Dante and Jessica Ismail held its two-day grand opening over the weekend, offering giveaways, dollar slices and other...