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Venchi Fine Italian Chocolates will open a chocolate and gelato shop at Tysons Corner Center in Fairfax County, Virginia. The store will be located on the second level of the shopping mall near Macy’s, and opens this summer.  Venchi has been around for more than 140 years. It was founded in 1878 by Silviano Venchi, a 20-year-old from Turin. Accordi...

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana expanded to a fifth state Monday, with the grand opening of its Bethesda, Md. location in the Westfield Montgomery Mall. "It took nearly a century for America's best pizza to arrive in Bethesda," the pizzeria posted on its Facebook page. "Some things are worth the wait." This is the first Pepe's outside of the Northea...

One thing is for sure. If you have the courage to name the best pasta in New Jersey, you better be ready to defend it, and you better be ready to get an earful. I haven't ever taken the time to count them, but there must be a thousand Italian restaurants in the Garden State, and well over 990 of them are awesome, and about the same number are someb...

Philadelphia restaurateur Marc Vetri is poised to open his first suburban Philadelphia eatery this summer with the debut of Fiore Rosso, an Italian steakhouse planned at the former location of Enoteca Tredici in Bryn Mawr. Vetri began previewing the new restaurant on Instagram last week, sharing some details and photos of what patrons can expect in...

Growing up in North Jersey, Italian delis were everywhere. I lived about a hundred yards away from one — the legendary Villaggio’s Deli in Ridgefield - for the first 20 years of my life, and it never dawned on me that having a place like this nearby was unique in any way. I always assumed that every region of America was also blessed with this part...

Chef Janine Bruno never went to culinary school. She never planned on being a chef, she never saw herself hosting pasta-making workshops and culinary classes, and she certainly never saw herself competing in international gelato competitions. Even more so, she never imagined she’d be in a position to compete for the best gelato in the world. Over t...

Michael Schulson's upscale-casual restaurant, Prunella, is coming to the corner of Sansom and 13th Streets in Philadelphia. The interior is an upscale take on traditional pizza, featuring a marble-topped bar and lush greenery. Guests can enjoy a drink at the stylish lounge or relax with a cocktail on the spacious terrace. The menu, designed by Culi...

It's been a while, but David Pulice can still remember the pain that came hand in hand with making his family's homemade pork salami. When his mother, Carmela, and father, Alberto, immigrated from Belmonte Calabro in Italy's Calabria region to Weirton, West Virginia, in the late 1940s, they brought many of their food ways with them. Making the dry-...

You don’t have to be Italian to love the smell of pasta sauce simmering on the stove or to enjoy the taste of a yummy pasta dish. There is something so comforting about classic Italian food. And at Scalessa’s “My Way” Old School Italian Kitchen in Wilmington, they have perfected the art of amazing Italian dishes. So head over to this eatery, with i...

A new gelato shop is setting up in Hoboken at 500 Washington Street, in a former convenience store. il laboratorio del gelato is a New York-based gelato shop that specializes in, you guessed it, creamy gelato available in an array of flavors. Read on to learn what to expect at the gelato shop coming to Hoboken. According to the website, il laborato...

Where can you go to find the best, most authentic Italian espresso and gelato? You could go to Italy… but you don’t even have to. You can also just head on up the road to Caffe Romeo right here in Charleston, West Virginia! What would you look forward to the most if you were given the opportunity to visit Italy? Maybe it would be seeing for yoursel...

Anthony Mangieri went back to Jersey and planned on staying there for good. It was 2019. The year before, the latest incarnation of his seminal Una Pizza Napoletana had opened on the Lower East Side of Manhattan to much fanfare, but was ultimately panned. Struggling to pay the rent, noose around his neck, Mangieri zeroed in on a space with big hydr...