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Gino Iovino is the owner of Girasole Ristorante & Lounge in Atlantic City. And his family-run business is about to reopen amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Translated from Italian, Girasole means sunflower, which serves as the main theme of its indoor/outdoor design along with its iconic Versace furnishings and Mediterranean décor. The family...

Hoboken, New Jersey nicknamed the Mile Square City is most well-known as the birthplace of Frank Sinatra and the birthplace of America’s pastime: baseball. Historically, Hoboken was home to a large Italian immigrant population and its Italian roots are still deeply entwined in the town’s culture today. Hoboken ports on the Hudson established by tra...

Since it arrived at the same time as a pandemic, you may have missed the opening of a quaint little pizza shop in Dover. A Slice of Magic Pizzeria launched March 2, within the Liberty gas station on 5782 Forrest Ave. Owned by Dan Cain and Lloyd Wilson, it brings a combination of a love of magic and creating pizza and other Italian dishes. Offering...

There are many very good Italian restaurants on the Jersey Shore – so it takes a little extra effort to compete and really stand out. Piccola Italia Restaurant in Ocean Township (Monmouth County), has exceeded on all levels for several years. The restaurant is less than 5 minutes from my home, so I certainly can’t beat the convenience when we’re in...

In 1960 the average cost of a new home was $12,700 and a new car was $2,600 and gas was 25 cents a gallon. It was also the year that Joseph and Mary Caputo opened their Italian Bakery on South Broadway. “My grandfather and grandmother were from Brooklyn where the family had an Italian bakery. They had seen an ad in an Italian newspaper that lots we...

Concept tweaks are becoming more commonplace as restaurateurs figure out their next moves in the coronavirus era. Jason Evenchik and Terrance Leach have switched up the menu at their Northern Liberties jazz bar Heritage from American to Italian. It’s all offered to go, of course. This was chef Mackenzie Hilton’s idea. She’s been the executive...

As it did at other construction projects around New Jersey, the coronavirus pandemic delayed work at the old Pathmark store off Route 70, the future home of Corrado's Market. Now, Corrado's Market, a North Jersey speciality grocer, expects to open its new store at Laurel Square shopping center sometime in October, said Paul Corrado, the company's p...

There was a moment back in March when Carl Georigi thought his six Delaware restaurants would never reopen and the flourishing hospitality group he founded in 1996 would crumble. Sitting at a patio table Monday evening at his Capers & Lemons Italian restaurant off Centerville Road shortly after it began offering dining services again after being cl...

Picking up dinner from restaurants might seem inconvenient at times, but not when you hear live arias from a balcony above. Philadelphia's Victor Café has kept family musical traditions alive– even during COVID-19. The cafe started off as a “music lovers’ rendezvous,” in the Italian neighborhood of South Philly, serving spumoni and songs on a gramo...

Coffee, pizza, and gelato, the trifecta of champions. That and so many more authentic Italian dishes, drinks, and desserts are being served at Hoboken’s newest pizzeria + cafe addition — which you may or may not have heard about — Alessio’s, located at 539 Park Avenue in the Mile Square. Owned by a native Italian, this new spot is worth a visit, if...

Carb lovers who are stuck at home can still take comfort in boxed-up servings of rigatoni bolognese, everyday cacio e pepe, or even fancy lobster pasta for takeout or delivery. During the novel coronavirus crisis, restaurants are frequently reconfiguring their operations or temporarily closing for cleaning, so call ahead to plan dinners from the ki...

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Washington, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike. 1. Fiola Mare Topping the list is Fiola Mare. Located at 3050 K St. NW, Suite 101, in Georgetown, it is the most popular...