In the heart of Red Bank, New Jersey, surrounded by busy shops and lively nightlife, there’s a special place restaurant that diners flock to from all over the Garden State—Gabriella’s Italian Steakhouse. It’s not just a restaurant, but an experience where you can enjoy classic steakhouse fare combined with the charm of modern Italian cooking. The o...

TAPinto West Orange recently caught up with the Orange/WestOrange UNICO Chapter (O/WO) of UNICO National for an update on its activities since we last profiled them. According to the Chapter’s President, Frank Gonnella, “Fun was had by all at our Annual Bocce Tournament fundraiser at Montville Community Park, where we had good food, great bocce and...

April 17, 2024, marks the 500th anniversary of the first entry of someone from the Old World into New York Bay. It was, of course, an explorer from the lands now called Italy: Giovanni da Verrazzano. We the Italians could not miss this very important date with history. We talk about it with admiration, pride and gratitude, hosting a great researche...

Growing up in different regions of Italy, cousins Giuseppe Pugliese and Maurizio Piccolo both loved food, family and the art of cooking. And they’ve brought those passions to their ownership of Maurizio’s Pizzeria, a Neptune restaurant that’s been baking freshness, quality, authenticity and love into their pizza and other Italian specialties for ov...

Morris County Sons of Italy – Lodge 2561 held their Installation Ceremony and monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 27th at the Knoll West Country Club in Parsippany., NJ. A Large crowd of over 65 members, including State President of the Grand Lodge of N.J. of the Order of the Sons of Italy in America, Stephen Camiscioli, and State V.P. Andrew Simon...

Thursday April 11, 2024  6:30 pm (in person). SBUS (School of Business) 101 - Montclair State University - 1 Normal Ave., Montclair, NJ. Register here. The Triangle Fire Memorial in Manhattan is the first labor memorial and one of only a handful of memorials to women in New York City. It was inaugurated in October 2023 to commemorate the Triangle S...

St. Joseph's Day was on Tuesday, March 19 — so, oops! Looks like I missed it. A feast celebration held in honor of Jesus's earthly dad Joseph (husband of Mary), the occasion always falls during Lent, thus allowing Christians — for a day — to break their holy fasts, sing the Gloria and indulge in a deep-fried St. Joseph's zeppole. But, here's the th...

The UNICO National Kenilworth Chapter held its regular meeting on Friday, March 23, 2024. The meeting was hosted by Mary Ann Gasper and her family at their home. The evening was marked by official business and an opportunity to celebrate the induction of Telina Cuppari as a new member, welcome prospective members and UNICO National officers, and re...

Mia Sorella 202, a new Italian restaurant, has officially opened on the Bridgewater and Branchburg border. Mia Sorella 202 opened on Tuesday, March 26 at 793 Route 202 in Bridgewater between the Milltown Road intersection and the North Branch River. The location was formerly home to a slew of businesses including a COVID-19 testing site during the...

As my group of foodie friends and I headed out for a casual lunch at a popular local pizzeria it came to mind that these wonderful little eateries, spattered throughout every town and city, are often overlooked when seeking out some of the most satisfying, comforting, family-friendly, reasonably priced food you’ll ever need. Our gathering brought u...