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You’re hungry… you know that much. But maybe you’re not exactly sure yet what you’re hungry for. If that’s the case, should you head out to an area of town that has a different restaurant on every corner so you can delay the decision until the last possible minute? No, you should head to Oliverio’s Ristorante on the Wharf in Morgantown, West Virgin...

The Downtown Pittsburgh hospitality scene is buzzing again and adding another popular restaurant to the neighborhood. Alta Via, an Italian restaurant inspired by California cuisine, is expanding from its original home and into Market Square, according to the big Burrito Restaurant Group. The group owns the Mad Mex chain and several popular dining e...

From March 3-13 the menu at Gran Caffe L'Aquila in Philadelphia will be inspired by recipes of Nenne Sanguineti Poggi (from her autobiography, What Color To Paint Oneself?), realized with ingredients from exceptional Italian products. On March 3rd at 6:00 p.m. the Consul General of Italy Cristiana Mele will open the event sharing the values of "Be...

What is now an Italian specialty store with over a dozen locations in New York and New Jersey started as a dream of a Polly-O salesman. Anthony Ajello took his knowledge of ricotta and mozzarella products and his customer's wants and needs and turned it into a thriving business. In 1966, the very first store would open at Avenue N and East 53rd Str...

ALTHOUGH RESTAURANTS meet their demises with discouraging regularity, it still stung when Cafe Pettirosso closed on February 6 after nearly three decades on Capitol Hill. Faced with hardships endemic to their industry, sisters and co-owners Yuki and Miki Sodos’ decision to call it quits shocked the community. Fans mourned the imminent loss of  favo...

Growing up in Union City, I lived with my grandmother for a while when I was 15. I remember every morning that woman who was in her 80s would take her pull-cart from her house on 30th up Bergenline Avenue and buy the groceries that would become dinner. She would stop at Pontecorvo's market on 32nd Street, then visit a butcher, then Spiekerman's bak...

The hottest new restaurant to open in the heart of Annapolis, Tuscan Prime Italian Chophouse & Dolce Bar, is hosting a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, March 1st. Located in Annapolis Town Center, Tuscan Prime opened in early February and is celebrating its official launch on the Annapolis dining scene with this event. A ribbon cutting ceremon...

Easton regulars will likely know the name Marlow’s Cheesesteaks, the cheesesteak and Philly-style Italian Ice (called “water ice”) food truck that has been serving the area since last May. And now, Marlow’s has found a permanent home just outside of Easton. The eatery, run by Philly transplants Jomar and Shanika Sheppard, have just signed a lease t...

The Italian-American Heritage Club of Sussex County will hold a Mafia Murders Mystery Dinner fundraiser at 6 p.m., Friday, March 11, at CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. This audience-interactive comedy will be performed by Ovation Dinner Theatre. Guests will be celebrating the 75th birthday of the go...

Roberto's Ristorante Italiano is open on Church Street in Vienna at the former Red Galanga location. Chef Roberto Donna and his wife Nancy announced the opening of Roberto's Ristorante Italiano on Feb. 9 at 144 Church Street NW. It replaces Red Galanga, which closed in late 2021. At the time, Red Galanga ownership told Patch in an email a restaura...

From New York to just over the George Washington Bridge in Englewood, New Jersey: Sofia, a farm to table Italian steakhouse complete with a sexy cigar bar and lounge, is the most happening restaurant in Northern New Jersey. So much so that I would— and in fact do—leave New York, where there are no shortage of buzzy spots, to spend my Saturday night...

Italian Village Pizza along Freeport Road in Waterworks Mall is moving to a new location within the shopping plaza. It is relocating from its spot by the Ichiban Hibachi & Sushi Bar to a larger spot between the GNC and T.J. Maxx. The opening date is yet to be announced. It is looking to hire servers, bartenders, kitchen staff and other positions. M...