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Whenever I see an obvious click-bait headline like "Best Italian Restaurant in Each State," I can't resist to see what they chose for New Jersey. We have no idea if the writer went to each state or did a Facebook poll, or went on Yelp and poked around. Was there a panel of distinguished judges from around the state or from every region of Italy? Pr...

Orto, meaning “vegetable garden” in Italian, opened in February in a cozy, plant-filled Station North spot formerly home to Colette and Bottega. The menu, hung in the window, is notable for what it’s missing: Familiar items like eggplant parm, spaghetti and pizza — all but required eating in most of Baltimore’s Italian restaurants — are nowhere to...

Is anyone familiar with word similarity games? Let’s try one now. Capicola. Gabagool. They look exactly the same, right? Take a moment to say them out loud. They sound the same too, right? If you’re scratching your head in slight (or much) confusion, you aren’t alone. Thanks to Dan Nosowitz, the world has a little more of an understanding of this p...

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Newark, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings. 1. Mercato Tomato Pie. Topping the list is Mercato Tomato Pie. Located at 212 Market St., the Italian spot, which offers pizza and more, i...

One of the perks of writing and talking about restaurants is the occasional invitation I receive to attend events that pair food with wine. Or beer. Or bourbon. Or scotch. Or tequila, rum … or even mead. You get the idea - if I attended them all, I’d be in ‘round-the-clock detox.  But some of these generous invites are hard to turn down, and last w...

New York is where young chefs go to prove themselves. Philly? This is where many come to find a home. It’s a familiar story line now, and it’s unfolding once again, deliciously, in the airy space of Fiore in Queen Village, where live fires perfume the room and the dreams of another talented chef couple are playing out in the flaky spirals of mornin...

A Princeton business that’s been up and running for about eight months held its official ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias came out to support the opening of Geminellis Bistro, located at the Walmart Supercenter plaza in Princeton. Owner Brandon White describes Geminellis Bistro as an Italian restaurant offering...

A casual Italian restaurant is set to open later this month in downtown Falls Church. Named after the couple that runs the restaurant, Thompson Italian will fill the former space (124 N. Washington Street) of Argia — another Italian restaurant. Gabe Thompson, who was the executive chef for RPM Italian in D.C., plans to incorporate seasonal, local i...

The word Amici means “friends” in Italian. With that in mind, Amici Gelato & Caffe wants to be a place where you can bring, and make, friends. As the name implies, Amici offers authentic gelato and Italian specialty drinks. In addition, the menu features gelato pops, sorbet, Italian desserts, freshly baked goods (including vegan pastries), paninis...

Ralph's Italian Ice's moved into their new location in Hazlet. The popular Italian ice shop moved right next door from their old location, moving from 1729 Union Avenue to 1731 Union Avenue, according to the Asbury Park Press. They decided to move because a road-widening project made parking too difficult at the old location, according to the repor...

Corrado's Market, an Italian specialty store, will open its first Morris County location in Denville on Saturday, May 11. The store will open in Denville Commons (3130 Rt. 10 West) at 8 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Denville Mayor Thomas Andes. Music, treats, and prizes will be offered up. Corrado's first opened in 1950, and has bee...

You might think of South Philly as our Little Italy. I’ll make a case for a different neighborhood. Also this week, I find interesting Lebanese cooking in a Malvern shopping center and tasty sandwiches from a hole in the wall in Fishtown. And Craig LaBan is here, all choked up about a spring vegetable. If you need food news, click here and fo...