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You won't have to wait long for your meal at the newest Secaucus pizzeria. Firenza, now open on Plaza Drive, bakes its pies in an 800-degree dome oven in less than three minutes. "Our recipes uses the finest 00 Italian flour," owners Dave Wood and Dave Baer said. "It enables our crust to get that perfect bake that results in a crispy outside with t...

Chef Andrew Garbarino is carrying on a family tradition: serving authentic Italian food and fine wine to the masses. His namesake restaurant opens April 12 in East Liberty as a tribute to the original Garbarino’s, a Long Island institution that his great-aunt ran for 51 years. “When I decided to open an Italian concept, I thought to myself, ‘Why no...

In the days leading up to the launch of Alta Via, big Burrito Restaurant Group’s foray into Italian food, President and Corporate Chef Bill Fuller left the front door unlocked, giving hungry passersby false hope that they could snag a table at the long-awaited eatery. “They’d come in to ask if we were open and I had to break their hearts,” Fuller s...

Dallas-based pizzeria chain Cane Rosso is importing its authentic Neapolitan-style pizzas to a new town in the DFW, with a location opening in Arlington. According to a release, the pizzeria will open later in 2019 in the bustling Urban Union complex. Located in a set of former auto repair shops on East Front Street in downtown Arlington, Urban Uni...

Now this is a delicious development. After reading my column about a South Philadelphia restaurant selling bread pudding in support of an immigrant family seeking sanctuary at a local church, Di Bruno Bros. will also start selling the family dessert in their Rittenhouse Square location starting this weekend through April. The co-owners of East Pa...

Before New York restaurateur Michael White opened Osteria Morini in Navy Yard—and long before Navy Yard was a culinary hotbed—he toyed with the idea of putting a branch of NYC’s Nicoletta Pizzeria there. Now, six-odd years later, the shop is coming. The pizzeria is one of two Italian concepts White and business partner Ahmass Fakahany are opening i...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Pittsburgh, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges. Topping the list is Alla Famiglia. Located at 804 E. Warrington Ave. in Allentown, the Italian spot i...

There is such a retro aura to everything about Scannicchio’s that it’s hard to imagine it hasn’t been at the corner of South Broad and Porter Streets for eons. From the vintage Sinatra portrait in back presiding over a room trimmed with white linen, Eagles banners, and year-round Christmas lights to the fra diavolo spice that gives the scungilli it...

In true South Philadelphia fashion, crowds will once again gather to taste local stabs at the best “red gravy” our neighborhoods can offer. Featuring the product of coveted recipes from amateurs to professionals, the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association is slated to host its fifth annual South Philly Italian Red Gravy Cook-Off on Sunday, March...

The Washington Historic Preservation Commission approved design plans Monday night for the front exterior of the new Angelina’s Italian Market at 24 W. Second St. in Downtown Washington. The building formerly housed Ed’s Meat Market for many years. “When I saw the plans, I was ecstatic, over the moon, squealing with excitement,” said Bridgette Kel...

“Dream of Italy” Premiere, Book Launch, and Italian Culinary Tour. Wednesday, April 3, 6:30–8:30 pm. Piattino, 67 Union Place, Summit; 908-219-4801. There’s a lot to pack into these two hours at Piattino: Kathy McCabe of PBS’ “Dream of Italy” and Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun, will co-host this book signing/culinary tour/television...

Russo’s Italian Restaurant is expected to launch in mid-May on the corner of 14th Street and the Boulevard in Ship Bottom. The highly visible site elevated above the street most recently housed Crabby Paddy’s restaurant. Now the Italian restaurant operators are bringing three decades of expertise from major metropolitan areas to their new Long Beac...