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Forty layers of lasagna? Yes, I counted them, or—I started to count them when Peter and I were dining at L’Ardente (200 Mass. Ave. NW). But somewhere in the middle of this unusual lasagna I lost count. No matter, I was too busy consuming chef David Deschaies’ layers of short rib beef sugo (tomato-based sauce), truffle Mornay (like bechamel) and gra...

Nobody needs to tell us we have great Italian restaurants in Monmouth County, but when we hear it, it still makes us really happy. And as we embark upon a new year of eating, Monmouth County Italian restaurants really do stand out, at least in a recent report. Just a few weeks ago, Best of NJ came up with their list of best Italian restaurants in t...

The Shop, where "three major food groups" are dished out - Pizza, Pasta and Panino - has officially opened its doors. The eatery at 465 Main Street at the retail center in Café Villa's former space, opened on Jan. 9 for dining, take out and delivery, owner Vincenzo Bernardo told Patch. "It's been great," said Bernardo of opening the establishment i...

Last week while asking where the best red gravy can be found in Central Jersey, we came upon Espo's restaurant in Raritan Borough. Espo's has been a staple in Somerset County since 1974. Nick Zamora and his partner Kevin Sempervive bought Espo's in 2019 after the owner passed away, It was Nick's dream to give Espo's a fresh new start merging the ol...

I am so accustomed to hearing people trash Baltimore that it’s refreshing to hear someone defend it. That’s especially true when that someone has been here as long as Vince Fava and his family. His ancestors immigrated to Baltimore more than a century ago from Cefalu, Sicily and, like so many of their peers, set up shop downtown. More than 10...

You don’t have to travel across state lines to find some of the country’s best food; we really seem to have it all here in Virginia. Whether you’re seeking global cuisines or something super local, the options are virtually endless. Yet even still, we’re constantly surprised by the unparalleled quality of food to be found in surprising places. For...

Do you remember when we first broke the news that the very popular Corrado's Italian Market would be moving into Laurel Square on Route 88 in Brick? If not, don't feel bad, it's been a while. Two years. It's been two years and the building is still empty. Will Corrado's ever open, or have they called it quits? One sign has people worried. What is C...

Atlantic City's famed Formica's Bakery, a maker of bread in New Jersey for more than a century, is changing ownership. The family of George E. Norcross III purchased a majority stake in the company and has plans for a multimillion dollar expansion of the business in the years ahead. The bakery was founded in Atlantic City by Italian immigrant Franc...

Old-school, comforting, stick-to-your-ribs Italian food, the type of meal Nonna spent hours stirring and seasoning on a Sunday. If this is your kind of dinner, I highly recommend taking a trip to Mama Dag’s Seafood & Pasta House, in West Orange. Formerly Patsy’s Seafood & Pasta House, this establishment has just rebranded itself and expanded its al...

The Town of Chesapeake Beach welcomes a new business to the Town,Baia Coastal Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, recently purchasing 8323 Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach with plans to be open to service patrons in the Spring of 2022. “We are so happy to welcome another local family-owned restaurant to Town that is ideally positioned, with a beautiful bay v...

A creamy pasta dish or delicious wood-fired pizza, which do you prefer? You can get both at Imperatore in North Wales. On this week’s Taste with Tori segment, we tell you about the owner’s success story which includes taking a break from the restaurant business. This spot charms you with their wide-open spaces, warmth from the wood-fired oven and l...

A popular Italian sandwich shop is opening five more stores in Morris and Sussex counties. Headquartered in Westville, PrimoHoagies first launched in South Philadelphia in 1992 and has become well-known for its fresh-baked bread, gourmet meats and cheeses, and secret spice blend. The first Morris County store opened at 395 Mt. Hope Ave. in Rockaway...