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Five days. That’s all the time executive chef Fabio Capparelli had after The Main in Downtown Norfolk received its health permit to open the doors at Saltine, Varia and Grain. Whew. Capparelli lived at the hotel for a month while his team worked around the clock. “I’ve worked in hospitality for many years and opened many restaurants, but I’d never...

From a press release: “North Italia, the modern Italian concept from renowned restaurateur Sam Fox, will officially open in Foggy Bottom on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The new Washington, D.C. location – nearly 6,600 sq. ft in size – is located within 2112 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, a sculptural, mixed-use office and retail building situated on the...

The restaurant formerly known as Bella’s is under new ownership, and will reopen this month as Mangione’s on Main, according to owner Bert Crinks. Crinks and his wife Elaina, who will run the restaurant, are recent transplants from Northern Virginia who’ve been searching for the perfect site in which to open a restaurant. Having spent time in Char...

Battello, the nautically themed waterfront restaurant in downtown Jersey City abruptly closed last year after it was determined the pier on which it sits was structurally unsound and in need of immediate repairs. With those repairs done and the pier stabilized, the restaurant officially re-opened, welcoming guests last night with dinner service sta...

The local owners of a new Italian restaurant going into the old Paterno’s location at Appalachian Power Park announced Wednesday that their new restaurant will offer three different dining concepts with lots of fresh pastas, sandwiches, soup, pastries and bread, along with a few beloved dishes from the restaurant it is replacing. During a walkthrou...

Fiore, a modern Italian cafe-restaurant from two pedigreed New York chefs, is now soft-open at 757 S. Front St. in the Queen Village building that years ago housed Frederick’s before The Village Belle and Kanella South. Ed Crochet and Justine MacNeil are aiming at the neighborhood with an operation that starts in the morning and adds dinner once th...

The new restaurant The Fox & Falcon in South Orange is something between an Irish pub and an Italian restaurant, which is exactly what owner and restaurateur David Massoni envisioned it to be. “All roads were leading toward this project,” he said. “My family heritage is half Irish and half Italian. I wanted to combine that hospitality of a great Ir...

Looking for a mouthwatering Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around York, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill. 1. Brewvino Topping the list is Brewvino. Located at 251 N. George St., the bar and kitchen — which offers pizza, craft beer, wi...

At Vito’s Italian Ristorante in Lower Allen Township, house wine has a new meaning. Owner Vito Serradella makes his own wine; a line of seven varieties from a dry Montepulciano to pinot grigio and a sweeter strawberry. Vito and his wife, Giusy introduced the wines in December after acquiring a limited winery license from the Pennsylvania Liquor Con...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare, but don't want to blow a hole in your budget? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Baltimore, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings. 1. Trinacria Foods Topping the list is Tri...

Italians know a thing or two about feasting. (See: Feast of the Seven Fishes, Feast of San Gennaro, any Sunday night my family gathers for Nonna’s gnocchi). But there’s one legendary feast that makes all the others look like light snacks. La Panarda, an epic 40-course, 8-to-10-hour meal, hails from the Abruzzo region of Italy, and, at least since 2...

I definitely pissed off a member of the Bamonte family. I didn’t mean to do it. I was trying to explain to Nicole Bamonte that I’m writing about how I will try, and likely enjoy, any establishment that displays one or more autographed photos of a cast member from The Sopranos, that it’s a seal of approval for me when I walk into a place in the Tri-...