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The sixth season of the Style Network reality television show Giuliana and Bill debuted in July, and an early episode includes a trip to Washington, DC, to scout spots for a forthcoming location of RPM Italian, the starring couple's Chicago-based restaurant.   For those unfamiliar with red-carpet coverage, celebrity news, or reality televisi...

The eclectic mix of restaurants along Bloomfield Avenue can now count Di Sopra, which looks to offer fine Italian fare, among the many dining options. The restaurant, located on the second floor of 373 Bloomfield Ave, is co-owned by partners John Giuffre and Michael Greene. The duo brings promises of classic Italian dishes remixed with moderni...

Patrons may not get the chance to meet the mastermind behind Washington DC's upscale Italian restaurant, Bibiana Osteria Enoteca, but all should take comfort in knowing that executive chef Jake Addeo knows a thing or two about Italian cooking.   Why? He grew up in an Italian-American home with a mother who turned every family event into a pa...

Perhaps it's because the dining room is so dark or because they're so perfectly cast, the lights are the first thing you see when pressing into Little Nonna's. Draped from one faux-pine-paneled wall to another at jaunty angles, the strings of glowing bulbs give the space a vibe of a backyard serenade, a Catholic school carnival, a South Philly stre...

By Bianca Sienra   Simplicity has its charms, and sometimes the weary restaurant reviewer, having gorged for months on fine and fancy foods, wants nothing more than to succumb to simple pleasures.   At such times, I crave a place where there are no wildly inventive dishes or highly touted exotica on the menu, no hipster digs lined wit...

Bowtie-bedecked auctioneer Samuel Freeman was faced with the unusual task of convincing a crowd to buy something he admits he knows nothing about: the Tartufo Bianco d'Alba, or Alba White Truffle.   "I've never auctioned food before," Freeman says, "and I'd never even eaten a truffle until two days ago." Apparently that first taste won him o...

L'amore degli Usa per il vino italiano non si ferma. Se i dati dell'import di nettare tricolore, per l'Italian Wine & Food Institute, confermano una flessione su un 2011 però da record (-0,7% in quantità e -2,8% in valore nei primi 10 mesi 2012, 2.058.670 ettolitri, per 994.637.000 dollari), il Belpaese si conferma leader "straniero" negli Stat...

According to a news release, the New Jersey-based restaurant will open its second location in the area set to serve its customized Italian Roll-Ups, pasta bowls and salad bowls made with locally-grown and sustainable ingredients. The Downtown Silver Spring restaurant will feature the chain's signature "large tavola" (communal seating), stained conc...

Think of an Italian market, and what's the first image that comes to mind? A bustling, aromatic shop with huge wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese on the counter and small wedges of pecorino Romano in baskets. Shelves stocked with jars of imported capers, olive oils and plump white beans. And above it all, ropes of sausage and prosciutto hams, dan...

by Michelle Caffrey   South Jersey staple Liscio's Italian Bakery has been approved for an up to $13.5 million award to expand its facilities and keep 176 jobs in the state. The Glassboro-based bakery was recently approved for the Grow New Jersey incentives of corporate business and insurance premium tax credits, to be spread out over 1...

A new management team took over the longtime Secaucus Italian institution Bareli's in November, and has been rolling out changes to the formerly old-school restaurant. First came a complete renovation of the dining room (left).   Also, the menu has been modernized; it's now Italian-American, with entrees generally in the $18 to $31 range. Fa...

Bello Pranzo Pizza & Pasta will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m.. The restaurant is located at 1600 Village Market Blvd. SE, Suite 132.Mayor Kristen Umstattd will officiate the event. Mainly a pizzeria, Bello Pranzo's menu features hand-tossed New York-style pizza, salads, appetizers, subs...